Joey, Rosalie’s brother, lives in Martha’s Vineyard, where the crew stops before they get to Grand Manan. Dock, still infatuated with Rosalie, presumably wants to stop at Joey’s in the hopes of either seeing Rosalie or getting information about how she’s doing or where she is. In Martha’s Vineyard, Dock finds out from Joey that Rosalie’s husband died. Joey also has a nice boat which he refurbished and partly built entirely by himself—and its luxurious and top-notch quality makes Dock jealous.
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IV. Under Way
...Grand Manan. Stew tells Sophie that Block Island was where Dock first met Rosalie, and Joey in Martha’s Vineyard is Rosalie’s brother. Joey told Dock that Rosalie’s husband died, and that... (full context)