Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard
Мартас-Винъярд. Остров в штате Массачусетс, морской курорт.
Island in the Atlantic Ocean, SE of Massachusetts, to which it belongs, forming the chief part of Dukes County. It is separated from the mainland by Vineyard Sound (ab. 5 mi. wide) and is a summer resort. Chief town, Edgartown. In 1977, the state legislature decided to take away the island's individual representation, incorporating it into a single district with Cape Cod. Natives of the island didn't like the idea, and they formed a group to push for secession. They received offers from many states in the US for annexation - including Hawaii. A compromise was worked out, and Martha's Vineyard remained part of Massachusetts. Of course it would have been a joke to have Martha's Vineyard, Hawaii.

Америка через американизмы. — М.: «Высшая школа». . 1982.

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  • Martha's Vineyard — Acantilados de Gay Head (noviembre) Localización País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Martha's Vineyard — Carte de Martha s Vineyard. Géographie Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Martha’s Vineyard — Gay Head Cliffs auf Martha’s Vineyard Gewässer Atlantischer Ozean Inselgruppe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Martha's Vineyard — [after a Martha Gosnold and the wild grapes growing there] island off the SE coast of Mass., south of Cape Cod: c. 100 sq mi (259 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Martha's Vineyard — (spr. Marthäs Winjahrd, M. Weinberg), Insel im Atlantischen Ocean, zur Grafschaft Duke des Staates Massachusetts (Nordamerika) gehörig, 31 QM.; 3000 Ew.; auf ihr Edgartown, die Hauptstadt der Grafschaft …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Martha's Vineyard — (spr. winnjĕrd), Insel an der Südküste des nordamerikan. Staates Massachusetts, östlich von New York, 30 km lang, bis 18 km breit, 260 qkm groß, von Buschwald bedeckt, wenig fruchtbar, mit (1900) 4561 Einw., die teils von Fischerei, teils von den …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Martha's Vineyard — (spr. winnjĕrd), zum nordamerik. Staate Massachusetts gehörige Insel, 32 km lg., 9 km br., über 4000 E., Bäder. Hauptort Edgartown …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Martha's Vineyard — For other uses, see Martha s Vineyard (disambiguation). Martha s Vineyard Native name: Noepe Nickname: The Vineyard Map of Martha s Vineyard …   Wikipedia

  • Martha's Vineyard — Karte von Martha’s Vineyard Gay Head Cliffs auf Martha’s Vineyard Martha’s Vineyard ist eine 231,75 km² große Insel vor der Südküste von Cape Cod im …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Martha's Vineyard — an island off SE Massachusetts: summer resort. 6000; 1083/4 sq. mi. (282 sq. km). * * * Island, Atlantic Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Situated across Vineyard Sound from Cape Cod, it is nearly 20 mi (32 km) long and… …   Universalium


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