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Menemsha (for which one meaning is "Still Water") is a small village that is part of Chilmark It was known as Creekville just before the turn of the century, and was merely a narrow waterway leading from Vineyard Sound into Menemsha Pond. An opening was dredged and a stone jetty was erected, which facilitated it becoming a working fishing port by 1910, and is now the home of the United States Coast Guard Station, located on a bluff above Menemsha harbor. It remains much as it was then - An unpretentious community whose livelihood and inhabitants are deeply connected to the sea.

Year-round population: 650
Summer population: 4357 Size: 16.6 square miles