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Jose Leaves Travelers Stranded on Cape and Islands

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    People who want to go to Nantucket are having a hard time getting there as the impact of Jose lingers.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 22, 2017)

    At Cape Cod's Barnstable Municipal Airport, some stranded travelers have been trying to get to Nantucket for days.

    "It stinks, but we'll get over tomorrow and then just do the weekend as planned," said Meaghan Whisler, who is looking forward to celebrating her second wedding anniversary on Nantucket.

    The remains of Jose forced the cancellation of all flights to and from the island Friday. Cape Air says wind gusts of 50 miles per hour or more are keeping planes grounded for the 12-minute flight from Hyannis to ACK.

    "This time of the year is risky," said Beth Worrick of Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood. "The storm has really sat over the coast, but it's kind of hard to feel too upset about it, given what's going on in Florida and the Caribbean."

    At the docks in Hyannis, things haven't been much better. There has been no ferry service for days. Both the Steamship Authority and Hyline Cruises say high winds and rough seas are making passage impossible, despite the dozens of people trying to get the Nantucket for weddings or birthday parties this weekend.

    "There's about 20 to 30 people that are going to the surprise birthday party. What I feel badly about is the people who have weddings, and the fishermen and so forth," said Bob Paschke of Norfolk.

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