December 22 - 1967: Historic Naushon whistle moved to new ferry

1967: Steamer Naushon whistle to sound on SS Nantucket
The steamer Naushon was converted to a hospital ship during World War II. Wiki Commons photo.

1967: Historic Naushon whistle moved to new ferry

The North Adams Transcript reported on this day in 1967:

Tones of summers past will echo across the waves of Nantucket and Vineyard sounds next summer when the whistle of the old steamer Naushon belts forth its throaty F-major chord once more.

John J. McCue, general manager of the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, said Thursday he has arranged for the 39-year-old whistle to be mounted on the SS Nantucket.

The whistle was reclaimed from the Naushon after the ship has been at the Maritime Administration's junkyard in Wilmington, Del., since 1957 when she was declared obsolete and ended nine years of service between the Cape and the Islands.

Read more about the islands ferries in the Martha's Vineyard Magazine story.

Read about "Everything Else Which Happened Today" here.

2016 - Two Falmouth High School Athletes Killed in Crash

On December 22, 2016, Owen Higgins and James Lavin - both 17 year old athletes at Falmouth High School - were killed when their car went off Thomas B. Landers Road and crashed into trees.   

The tragic loss of these two young men evoked an outpouring of grief and support across New England.  High speed and reckless driving were cited as the cause of the crash, following a police investigation.


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