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.

Chappy Ferry Book Now Available at the Ferry — And Many Other Places!

You can buy THE CHAPPY FERRY BOOK (and with it THE CHAPPY FERRY MOVIE on DVD) from a captain or deckhand while the ferry is in the slip. Either ask for one as you board, or ashore after the ferry has come in, or from the table (with the umbrella) where tickets or sold. The price is $27.50, including state sales tax.

You can also buy the book at these Vineyard stores: Edgartown Books, Soft as a Grape, Edgartown Marine, the Katama General Store, and Morning Glory Farm (in Edgartown), Soft as a Grape (in Oak Bluffs), and Bunch of Grapes (Vineyard Haven).

It is also available at mainland bookstores (either in stock or by order).

On line, it’s available through publisher Vineyard Stories ( or on Amazon.

Or from many, many places on this website!

Introducing the Chappy Ferry