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Chappaquiddick Island


Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard


Driving on Wasque Beach - Chappaquiddick Island - Martha's Vineyard


1969 report on Ted Kennedy's accident at Chappaquiddick Island


Martha's Vineyard Chappaquiddick Island Ferry


Chappaquiddick Incident - 1969 | Today In History | 18 July 18

Chappaquiddick Island, a part of the town of Edgartown, Massachusetts, is a small peninsula and occasional island on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. Norton Point, a narrow barrier beach, connects Martha's Vineyard and Chappaquiddick between Katama and Wasque. Occasional breaches occur due to hurricanes and strong storms separating the islands for periods of time. Most recently, the two were separated for 8 years from 2007 to 2015. Though both land forms have, over the course of history, mostly been connected to one another, Chappaquiddick is nevertheless referred to as an island.
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