Welcome to the Derby Stories Pages

We have put together a collection of stories from the past years. These stories reflect back on memorable moments had by all. So sit back, relax and enjoy our collection of Martha's Vineyard Derby stories.

Martha's Vineyard Gazette Derby Timeline

The Martha's Vineyard Gazette, a Derby sponsor, has created an interactive timeline which traces the history of the Derby since its inception in 1946. Browse through Gazette articles which capture the unique character of the event throughout the years.

Martha's Vineyard Museum Derby online exhibit

"There are more fishing stories than there are fish in the sea. We invite you to cast your lines out and enjoy the Vineyard's Derby memories throughout the exhibit. We hope that they will stir up your own experiences and inspire the fishing stories to come."

A selection of video and oral history clips from the Museum Library have been made available online by the Museum for more people to learn about and listen to the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Additional interviews of Vineyarders' Derby experiences and more can be heard in the Museum Library.