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Tisbury, Massachusetts

Dukes county. Tisbury lies on the north side of Martha's Vineyard, and contains the noted harbor of "Holmes' Hole." This harbor is large and safe, and of a sufficient depth of water for the largest merchantmen. It is much frequented by vessels passing through Vineyard Sound; particularly when the winds are contrary. From this harbor, across the Sound, to Falmouth on Cape Cod, is 6 miles.

A number of small vessels belong to this place and one of 388 tons is employed in the whale fishery.

There are some manufactures of salt, boots, shoes, leather, and hats; and, in 1837, there were 2,655 sheep in the town.

Tisbury is 77 miles S.S.E. from Boston, S.W. from Edgarton, and 23 S.E. from New Bedford. Incorporated, 1671. Population, 1837, 1,461.

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