Have you met the Vineyard Tinman?
Who even knew there were pirates on Lake Tashmoo?
Step back in island time into a time-capsule of Martha’s Vineyard history—the quirky, the gritty, the whimsical and the hard-to-believe. This collection of stories and unique historical photographs paints a picture of the Vineyard through time. There's more to this New England treasure than postcard perfection!
Pick up Martha's Vineyard Tales: From Pirates on Lake Tashmoo to Baxter's Saloon and discover the real stories that make up the island's past. Full of little-known tales and tidbits, surprises await for visitors and Vineyard history enthusiasts alike.
Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. In Martha's Vineyard Tales, Baer has culled the very best of his beloved Martha’s Vineyard Times historical column, "This Was Then," to paint a picture of the past on his home island. Baer finds the most interesting, lesser-known stories to research, write, and share.