If you have ever spent any time on Martha’s Vineyard, enjoyed a beverage in the bars of Edgartown or on the Oak Bluffs Harbor, or sailed the waters around Martha’s Vineyard you have inevitably crossed paths with Bruce Farland. A longtime Islander, beloved patron around town and owner of Great Harbor Boatyard, he is well known for his kind heart, big smile, love of Jager and mediocre jokes.
On Monday, June 24 Mr. Farland suffered from a severe heart attack and was flown off to Mass. General Hospital for treatment. Major surgery was required to save his life and revealed more damage than previously believed.
As with any major medical procedure the path to recovery is a long and arduous one. While the emotional toll this has taken on Mr. Farland's family and friends is one that is impossible to imagine, we at The Seafood Shanty are hoping that the financial toll is one that we as a community can come together and assist with.
The Seafood Shanty will be hosting a benefit for Mr. Farland with food, drinks, a raffle and live music with a percentage of proceeds from the bar going to the Farland family.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Seafood Shanty
31 Dock Street, Edgartown, MA 02539