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Sailors’ Burying Ground


1.0 acre


Dozens of sailors are buried here. None is a Vineyarder; the men hail from various parts of the globe and happened to die while in Vineyard ports and waters. Headstones are rude. The cemetery was donated in 2007 to the land bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society by its long-time owner, the Boston Seaman’s Friends Society.

Inside the cemetery: foot access only


Begin at the intersection of the Edgartown Road and Canterbury Lane. Follow Canterbury Lane 1.1 miles and then turn right. Turn onto second driveway on left and follow road for 0.3 miles; burying ground is on the right.

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