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Clockwise from top: Captain Benjamin Barber Church scanning the waters for approaching ships from atop Lookout Hill, Cuttyhunk, circa 1870's. Captain Joseph Church of Fall River, father of Benjamin Barber Church and the Church's Farm on Cuttyhunk, about 30 years after Benjamin Barber Church's death. Comment?
In 2016, the first of the baby boomers, born in 1946, will turn 70 years old. On Martha's Vineyard, this demographic bump, and the trend it represents, is more mountain than molehill: Our 65-plus population is growing far faster than that of the rest of the US, and by 2030, that group will represent 32 percent of our population. Comment?
The U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse on Cuttyhunk at the Town Dock. The station was decommissioned in 1964. Comment?
The Cuttyhunk Union Methodist Episcopal Church construction coincided with the commencement of regular ferry service to the island in 1880. Photo by Shelley Merriam After receiving a humorous account from islander John Hornbach about his pre-wedding events this past summer at the Cuttyhunk church, I imagined his best man would describe the special day something like this: My watch loudly ticked off each long second as the sweltering congregation sat alert in silent wait, slowly fanning themselves with their wedding programs. Comment?
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