Our recent trip to Martha's Vineyard off the southern coast of Cape Cod - and here is some historic and cultural notes.
More photos at: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=12s7evvm.60d4uzq2&x=0&y=-cuxxk6&localeid=en_US
We stayed in a landmarked Bed and Breakfast stated to have been built in 1720, and appropriately named the '1720 House', in the town of Vineyard Haven.
In the town of Oak Bluffs is stated to be the oldest continually operating carousel, having originally been built in 1876 and used in Coney Island until moved to Martha's Vineyard later in the 19th century.
Also in the town of Oak Bluffs; the town was originally a religious retreat featuring many nicely restored Victorian cottages. It would remind you of Ocean Grove, NJ which has a similar history.
The cliffs in the town of Aquinnah, the most remote spot on the island. It reminds you of a smaller version of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.
On the beach in Aquinnah, where there are many rocks placed to reduce erosion, apparently a local tradition is to build rock sculptures. (more information at http://storysinger81.blogspot.com/2007/07/gay-headaquinnahmoshup-beach.html )
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