Notice of Request for Public Comment on Proposed License Agreement Renewal With 41 North Offshore LLC d/b/a Island Freight line

Posted: January 26, 2023

The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (“the Authority”) seeks public comments regarding the following proposed license agreement:

  1. a renewal of the Authority’s license agreement with 41 North Offshore, LLC (“41N”) to operate a year-round freight transportation service between New Bedford and Nantucket.

The Authority requests the public to submit written comments regarding the proposed renewal. All comments must be received by the Authority’s General Manager, Robert B. Davis, no later than Friday, February 24, 2023 at the following address:  by email at or by regular mail addressed to him c/o Steamship Authority, 228 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA  02540.

The public can view and download all of the licensed operators’ current license agreements, as well as their request for renewal, by going to the Authority’s website,, and clicking on “About” and then on “News” to see the License Agreements category. All of those documents are also available for inspection during regular business hours at the Authority’s General Offices.  For further information, you may contact the Authority’s General Counsel, Terence G. Kenneally, at (508) 548-5011 ext. 301 or by email at

41 North License Agreement

41 North License Agreement - first amendment

41 North License Agreement - extension request

41 North License Renewal Request