Chappaquiddick resident Peter Wells has been hanging around the Chappy ferries since he was a boy. He has been working on the ferries since 1966 and a captain since 1974. He has owned the ferry service since 2008 and he says he is still learning the business.

The Chappaquiddick Ferry operates two 64’ boats, the “On Time II” and the “On Time III.” They shuttle everything there is to be shuttled between Edgartown and the island known by locals as “Chappy.” Cement mixers, flatbed trucks filled with lumber, cars, vans, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and their dogs—it’s all moved across the 527-foot channel on either one of the Chappy ferries.

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