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Playing in the Sun and Sea at Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket

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2007-5-6

announcer: welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm barbara klein. this week on our program, we tell you about two islands in massachusetts, in the new england area of the northeastern united states. martha's vineyard and nantucket are popular places to visit, especially in the warmer months.

brant point lighthouse in nantucket, massachusetts

both are known for their sailing and sunsets and fun things to do. martha's vineyard is also known for its tall cliffs overlooking the atlantic ocean. the island is about thirteen kilometers off the coast and is less than two hundred sixty square kilometers.

homes designed like those of earlier times line the streets of edgartown, oak bluffs and vineyard haven. these are the major towns on martha's vineyard.

for most of the year, the population of martha's vineyard is about fifteen thousand. during the summer, more than one hundred thousand people crowd the island. and we do mean crowd. look around and you might see some hollywood stars and other faces of the rich and famous.

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