Re: Marthas Vinyard
Menemsha has a few rental moorings, some outside the harbor. That end of the island might be a little less zooish around the 4th. Vineyard Haven and the popular spots will be overrun. You can anchor outside Menemsha but not in any substantial wind with north in it. If you go there stop in Larsen's Fish Market for excellent take-out. A more sedate spot to avoid the weekend crowds might be Hadley Harbor, just opposite Woods Hole.
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