Ferry Departing from Beneath a Ramp

Here’s a view from beneath the Edgartown ferry ramp of the ON TIME III departing the slip for Chappaquiddick Point. Photographer: Erik Gilley, maintenance manager of the ferry.

Ferry Approach, Beneath a Ramp

Here’s a perspective on the ferry that no one but an owner of the service, or perhaps a maintenance person, has EVER seen before. This video, shot from underneath the Edgartown ramp sometime during the effort to reinforce the foundation and repair the ramp itself (mid April 2013), shows the ON TIME III approaching the […]

Chappy Point during Hurricane Sandy

About the time of high tide, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2012.

Maintenance, Launch, and Heading Home, 2012

After undergoing a ten-day-long maintenance program and biennial inspection by the Coast Guard in October 2012, the forty-three-year-old ON TIME II returns to the water at the Tisbury Marine Railway in Vineyard Haven. She then heads out into Vineyard and Nantucket sounds for the five-mile trip home to Edgartown and Chappaquiddick. This is the longest […]

Wearing AMITY Name Board

During JAWSFest (August 9-12, 2012), the ON TIME II wears AMITY name boards as she did in the first, second and fourth JAWS films. Thanks to John (Spurs) Trainor for shooting and posting this video of a famous little ferry in one of her more famous roles.

Driver’s Point of View (with Kids)

A mom narrates from behind the wheel as a young family makes its first trip over to Chappaquiddick.

Strong Tides II, 2008

A year after the Patriots’ Day Storm opens South Beach to the sea in 2007, the ON TIME III (departing Edgartown) and ON TIME II (departing Chappaquiddick) are carried to the south on a strong ebb tide. Since the opening, the tides in Edgartown harbor have “reversed” direction — this is a falling tide.

Discussion of Ferry Book and Movie, 2012

Tom Dunlop, author of THE CHAPPY FERRY BOOK, discusses the book and ferry with Robert Tankard, host of the MVTV talk show TANK TALK.

Ferry Crosses in a Strong Tide, 2007

Two months after the Patriots Day Storm of April 16-17, 2007 opens South Beach to the Atlantic Ocean, the ON TIME III cuts her way across a strong tide running through the entrance to Edgartown Harbor. Captain Brad Fligor at the helm.