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Caroline Kennedy Seen Waterskiing on Martha's Vineyard, NY Post Reports

Kennedy, nominated by President Obama as his choice for the next ambassador to Japan, was skiing behind a boat driven by her son, John Schlossberg, the newspaper reports online.

Caroline Kennedy signs books in this undated Patch file photo. The Martha's Vineyard property owner was photographed over the weekend waterskiing here, according to the New York Post.
Caroline Kennedy signs books in this undated Patch file photo. The Martha's Vineyard property owner was photographed over the weekend waterskiing here, according to the New York Post.

Caroline Kennedy made a quick trip to the Island over the weekend, reports the New York Post, which published a photo of the Vineyard's most famous landowner looking very fit on waterskis.


Kennedy, nominated by President Obama as his choice for the next ambassador to Japan, was skiing behind a boat driven by her son, John Schlossberg.

In May, the Vineyard Gazette reported that the Kennedy-Schlossberg family was putting on the market two parcels of land in Aquinnah totaling 93 acres, with asking prices adding up to $45 million.

The land for sale is part of the Red Gate Farm estate Kennedy inherited from her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy.

Have you ever spotted Caroline Kennedy on the Vineyard? Tell us in the comments.
Martha Magee August 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Good for her. I was just saying to someone yesterday you don't really see people waterskiing anymore. I would love to go waterskiing again. Glad to know Caroline Kennedy is keeping this classic water sport going and is fit enough to do it. But what business is it of anyone's? You are reporting what the N.Y. POST said about what Caroline Kennedy is doing on the Vineyard? Then you actually invite further gossip by asking the Vineyard community if they've ever spotted Caroline Kennedy on the Vineyard and if so to share details? I find this kind of looklyloo reporting in very poor taste. If you had any decency you would be protecting her privacy, not exposing what little she has. Hearing that Caroline Kennedy had been seen waterskiing might be something you mention to a friend but not something you advertise in the newspaper. By doing so, Louisa, you reduce yourself to paparazzi status. If that's what you're after, why not go work at the N.Y. POST? This is the Vineyard. Have a little respect for people's privacy for goodness sake. Especially someone who has suffered unspeakable loss. Be glad she is finding some private moments of Vineyard summer happiness with her family and leave her to do so.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) August 31, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Hi Martha - I am sorry you didn't like the article, but I'm pretty sure Caroline — with whom I lived in pretty close quarters back when we were in the same small dorm in our teens — wouldn't mind it. She's a very popular person around here, she looks great in the Post picture and she's literally written the book on privacy; she hardly needs me to "protect" hers, and I can't view your comment as an effort to do so either: It wasn't I who brought up her "unspeakable loss." There are many dimensions to this remarkable woman and I find it unfortunate that people identify her as a person of tragedy and loss when her story is one of even greater dignity, strength and success. Frankly, it seems like condescension and Caroline has earned better.
Gina August 31, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Martha, I think you were a little hard on Louisa. She was asking people to share their stories of seeing Caroline on the island. She wasn't asking anyone to gossip about her, or invade Caroline's privacy. I am pretty sure that Caroline has plenty of privacy and protection from those around her, and she doesn't need to be "protected" by anyone else.
Martha Magee September 01, 2013 at 01:19 PM
I agree with all of Caroline Kennedy's merits as a person. I feel very strongly on this issue. It's gossip. Sorry if that doesn't sit well with you but I call 'em as I see 'em.

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