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Island Queen Ferry to Martha's Vineyard

"If you’ve only experienced Falmouth by hopping on and off the Martha’s Vineyard ferry, you’ve missed the boat"

By DIANE BAIR and PAMELA WRIGHT, The Boston Globe. Updated June 8, 2023

Sure, take that ferry to Martha’s Vineyard — but spend a night or two in this town first.

FALMOUTH — Here’s a phrase you will never hear: “I was passing through Falmouth the otherday …” Why? Because “nobody passes through Falmouth. We’re not on the way to anything! Youhave to intentionally want to come here,” and take that hard-right turn when you get to the Cape,says Todd Bidwell, general manager of the
Island Queen ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.

Bidwell, who’s been a year-round Falmouth resident since 1998, enjoys sharing the glories of thetown with ferry passengers (and suggests they tack on an extra day to explore).

Island Queen Installs Trash-Collecting Seabin In Falmouth Harbor

By BRAD COLE, Falmouth Enterprise, Jun 30, 2020

A yellow bucket is quietly collecting microplastics while bobbing up and down in the waters of Falmouth Harbor.

Installed by the Island Queen last week, the yellow bucket is a Seabin. It is already collecting a lot of trash in Falmouth Harbor.

“The area by the Island Queen docks is a catch basin for debris,” Island Queen general manager Todd Bidwell said. “We’ve been picking up microplastics in the seaweed; we have been collecting coffee cups, plastic wrappers, a number of cigarette butts and cardboard.”

New device helps keep litter out of Falmouth Harbor

By Jessica Hill / jhill@capecodonline.com Posted Jul 12, 2020

With one piece of trash at a time, Falmouth Harbor is getting cleaner each day with the help of what appears to be a yellow bucket floating next to the Island Queen’s dock.

FALMOUTH — With one piece of trash at a time, Falmouth Harbor is getting cleaner each day with the help of what appears to be a yellow bucket floating next to the Island Queen’s dock.

The Island Queen ferry line recently invested in a Seabin, a floating trash collector from Australia that sucks in debris and microplastics, in an effort to clean up the harbor.