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How can you find the address of your local Steamship Authority?

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Addresses for The Steamship Authority's ferry terminals are posted on SteamshipAuthority.com. The terminals are located in Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, Woods Hole and Hyannis, Massachusetts. The general offices of the Steamship Authority are located in Woods Hole.

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The Oak Bluffs terminal is located at 1 Seaview Avenue, while the Nantucket terminal is at 1 Steamboat Wharf. The terminal at Woods Hole is located at 1 Cowdry Road; the Hyannis terminal is at 69 South Street, and the Vineyard Haven terminal is at Union Street and Water Street. Oak Bluffs is a seasonal terminal and is only operational between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

The Steamship Authority has passenger parking lots at 286 Palmer Avenue and 22 Technology Park in Falmouth, on Route 28A in Cataumet, and at Falmouth High School. Parking at Woods Hole is reserved for permit holders. The company services its ferries in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Its warehouses are located in Falmouth, and its reservation services are housed in Edgartown and Mashpee, Massachusetts.

The Steamship Authority's ferries transport passengers, vehicles and freight to the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. It is also the regulatory authority that oversees these operations; with this authority, the organization can license private ferry companies to provide additional passenger services to the islands. However, it is the only legal freight carrier. A board of governors and a port council oversee the Steamship Authority to ensure that it operates within budget and that it meets the needs of island residents and tourists.

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