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At The Harbor - Martha's Vineyard
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At the Harbor - Martha's Vineyard. Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, known for being an affluent summer colony. Often called just "The Vineyard," the island has a land area of 100 square miles.
Martha's Vineyard is primarily known as a summer colony, and is accessible only by boat and air.
The Vineyard was also home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language, Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL), developed on the island. The last deaf person born into the island's sign language tradition, Katie West, died in 1952, but a few elderly residents were able to recall MVSL as recently as the 1980s when research into the language began.
July 23rd, 2012
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