Profile for Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, MA
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Martha's Vineyard is in Dukes County.
The latitude of Martha's Vineyard is 41.416N. The longitude is -70.616W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Martha's Vineyard is an island Cape Cod
The first settlement on the island, Great Harbour (now Edgartown), was founded in 1642
Prominence as a whaling center ended with the Civil War
Martha's Vineyard received national attention for 1999 deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law in an offshore plane crash
Filming location for:
· 1975 movie, "Jaws," and 1978 sequel, "Jaws II"
· 2003 movie, "Stuck on You"
· 1995 movie, "Sabrina"
Well-known residents have included:
· Carly Simon, singer
· Andre Previn, composer and conductor
· Mike Wallace, TV news correspondent
· Lillian Hellman, writer
· Nancy Luce, poet
Nearby parks & recreation:
Beaches, Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
Pronunciations: Locals are Vineyarders
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