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Live Menemsha Harbour Webcam

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  • Location: Menemsha Harbour, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States
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  • Info: Live Menemsha Harbour webcam on Martha's Vineyard. Menemsha Harbour is located in Chilmark on the western end of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Menemsha Harbour opens directly onto Vineyard Sound via a narrow dredged channel between breakwaters.

More info: Menemsha was a thriving commercial fishing village from the late 1600’s through the 1970’s. Today, it still hosts a small working fleet of commercial boats and also serves as the home to Coast Guard Station Menemsha. The station suffered a major fire in 2010 that destroyed the historic boathouse and adjacent pier but both have since been replaced.

Menemsha was once famous for its landings of harpoon-caught swordfish, which could be found in relative abundance in the nearshore waters off Martha’s Vineyard. There is a large bronze statue near the harbour entrance which commemorates the harpoon swordfishing and its fishermen.