Description Martha's Vineyard, like Nantucket, developed a booming whaling industry in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Between them, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard owned one quarter of America's whaling fleet just before the Revolution. By the 1800s, more than 100 Edgartown men were captains of whaling ships. The magnificent houses built for these captains are still among the most beautiful in New England. The whaling industry was going strong in 1828 when Congress appropriated $5,500 and the federal government purchased a plot of land from Seth Vincent for $80 for the purpose of building a lighthouse at the entrance to Edgartown Harbor.
Robert Dunkle Member Since April 2012 Artist Statement My passion is taking pictures. All through my youth and up to this point in my life pictures and the feeling and emotion they can bring forth has been a fascination. I travel a lot and prefer the back roads of our great country where images and memories of the past abound. Before my wife passed away we spent a lot of time photographing everything we saw. She was the flower photographer and I took shots of barns and old cars. My flower album is for her. Lilies and roses were her love and a great family story about rebirth and continuation centers around a rose. Enjoy these albums and feel free to leave a comment. I hope to generate a stream of revenue that can leave me more free time to spend with the family and doing what I was born to do. Being a Dad to my kids.