Place:Menemsha, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

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NameMenemsha
Alt namesNashowa-Kommucksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25008216
Nashua Kemmiuksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25008216
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.35°N 70.75°W
Located inDukes, Massachusetts, United States
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Menemsha is a small fishing village located in the town of Chilmark on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. It is located on the east coast of Menemsha Pond, adjacent to the opening into the Vineyard Sound on the pond's northern end. The village's historic harbor serves as the point of departure for local fishermen, some from multi-generational fishing families such as the Larsens, Pooles and Mayhews, as well as charter boats to the Elizabeth Islands and elsewhere. Besides charter fishing and cruises, other possibilities for recreation are the public beach adjacent to the harbor and the bicycle ferry across Menemsha Pond to Aquinnah as well as many excellent places to get freshly cooked seafood. It is also home of one of the most dramatic sunsets in New England. Menemsha is the location of a United States Coast Guard station, Coast Guard Station Menemsha, and was once known as Menemsha Creek. It is well known for being the background of Steven Spielberg's film "Jaws". References

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