Mimi Torchin Photography - Martha's Vineyard and Manhattan

MOSTLY BOATS
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You can't live on an island and not love boats. Well, you can, but it would be a wasted opportunity for a beautiful love affair. On Martha's Vineyard the culture of boats and boating is an integral part of daily life. Other than limited air travel, a ferry is the only way on and off the island. The recently retired Islander car ferry was an iconic and necessary presence in the harbors of Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs for 50 years. The bodies of water on and around the island -- ocean, sounds, ponds, inlets -- are home to boats of all kinds and sizes. Vineyard Haven Harbor has, especially during the season, an astounding number of beautiful, hand-crafted wooden sailboats moored in its protected waters. And is there any sight with more power to stir the soul than a sleek sloop with a full sail surging through the waves? Not to me.

Fishing Pole and Ferry
Fishing Pole and Ferry
Coming and Going, Off East Chop
Coming and Going, Off East Chop
Juno off East Chop
Juno off East Chop
Tugboat at Work
Tugboat at Work
The Islander
The Islander
Coming Home (Black and White)
Coming Home (Black and White)
Sailing off Chappy and the On Time Ferry
Sailing off Chappy and the On Time Ferry
Green Gas Tank
Green Gas Tank
Perfect Calm, Lagoon Pond
Perfect Calm, Lagoon Pond
Juno off East Chop#2
Juno off East Chop#2
Menemsha Fishing Boats, Dusk
Menemsha Fishing Boats, Dusk
Breaking the Waves
Breaking the Waves