About Martha's Vineyard, MA
2010 Population: 15,005 est.
Martha's Vineyard, the largest resort island in New England, was formed by glacial action 10,000 years ago and lies 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The Island is roughly shaped like a triangle with its base the straight south shore. It is 9 miles wide and 23 miles long at its furthest points and has a total land area of approximately 100 square miles. The Vineyard has 124.6 miles of tidal shoreline. There are 6 towns on Martha's Vineyard; three up-Island towns, Aquinnah (Gay Head), Chilmark and West Tisbury, and three down-Island towns, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. The terms "up-Island" and "down-Island" are nautical terms referring to longitude on a map.
The Black Dog Tavern occupies a place in the heart of the Island community, overlooking the harbor next to the ferry landing. For Islanders, we are a local institution ~ open year round for the past thirty years for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We're the bakery where you grab a cup of coffee and bag of cookies on the way to the ferry or freshly baked bread for tonight's dinner or nutritious Black Dog biscuits for your best pup. Named after the loyal four-legged companion of Captain Robert Douglas, The Black Dog celebrates good times, good food, good people -- and good dogs!
454 State Rd, Martha's Vineyard , MA &
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