Lake Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard
Lake Tashmoo is a
anchorage within walking distance of Vineyard Haven.
share the water with classic wooden boats of bristol quality and lobster boats
Boathouse at the southernmost corner of the harbor
Lake Tashmoo is 270-acres of coastal pond.. Fresh water enters the pond via groundwater and springs at its head. In the late 1800s those springs became the source for commercially bottled water and for the Town’s first public water supply system. A meandering inlet connected the lake to Vineyard Sound and was an actively fished herring run. After the Great Gale of 1938, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredged the inlet and constructed jetties that created the current estuary and stabilized the opening for navigation.