Egan Maritime Institute

We are planning a lot of programs for you this year! Be sure to check back for links on how to purchase tickets and more details! 

• Friday, May 26th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Members Exhibition Opening Event

• Wednesday, June 7th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
An Evening of Shipwreck Stories
$10 for members, $20 for non-members
Join us for an evening of dramatic shipwreck stories accented by lively sea shanties. Cocktails and appetizers provided.

Monday, July 3rd, 5:30pm pick up, 6pm – 8:30pm sail, 9pm on the mooring for the firework display
Tall Ship Lynx
Dark n’ Stormies & Shipwreck Stories on the Lynx - $250 per person
Watch the 4th of July firework display onboard the Tall Ship Lynx after a sail around the harbor with dinner and drinks. We will set sail at 6pm and return at 8:30 to watch the fireworks in the harbor. Ticket includes the sail, dinner, drinks and launch to and from the mooring. Only 30 tickets available!
(Rain date is July 5th, same time)

• Wednesday, July 5th, 8:30am pick up, 9am – 10am sail
Tall Ship Lynx
Family Friendly Sea Shanties & Shipwreck Stories on the Lynx
$20 adult/$5 child for members, $25 adult/$10 child for non-members (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Bring your children or grandchildren for a sail aboard Tall Ship Lynx while being entertained by dramatic shipwreck stories and lively sea shanty singing all geared towards a younger audience. Snacks provided. Limited space!

• Tuesday, July 11th & August 8th, 10am – 2pm
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Family Day
Free for everyone due to a generous donation.
Shoot a lyle gun! Climb the rigging! Save Marshall the Sea Dog! Crafts and activities for all ages. Snacks provided.

• Friday, July 21st, August 25th, September 15th, 8:30am
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Member Archive Mornings
Free - Members Only
Dive into our archives with Lisa Lazarus, our Museum Director, who will be discussing relics from our archives that are not regularly on display. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Limited space, reserve early!

Friday August 4th & Thursday August 17th, 8:30am pick up, 9am sail
Tall Ship Lynx
Pirates & Mermaids Family Day on the Lynx
$20 adult/$5 child for members, $25 adult/$10 child for non-members (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Dress up like your favorite Pirate or Mermaid and join us onboard the Privateer Lynx for a sail! Pirate stories and opportunities to fire the cannon will abound! Snacks provided. Limited space!

Monday, September 11, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Lifesavers Recognition Day in partnership with Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Free - Members Only
Our annual event honoring of heroic lifesaving efforts made by everyday citizens and professionals for going above and beyond the call of duty. Cocktails and appetizers provided.

Saturday September 30th, 10am – 4pm
Children’s Beach, Brant Point Light, Coast Guard Station Brant Point
8th Annual Maritime Festival
Free to all!
Celebrate Nantucket’s sea-faring legacy with crafts, demonstrations, contests, races and community.


Weekly Lynx Programs – July 5 – August 10
Historic Harbor Tour Sail – Fridays – 11:30am pick up, 12pm sail
$25 member/$35 non-member
Sail through the saltwater history of the world renowned Nantucket harbor.

Fight for Treasure! Sail – Thursdays & Fridays – 2:30pick up, 3:00pm sail
$25 member/$35 non-member
Raise the flags and sails with the Pirates and Privateers of Nantucket! And don’t forget to shoot the cannon!

Ghost Ship on the Mooring – Thursdays & Fridays 7:30pm pick up, 8pm program
$18 member / $20 non-member / $10 18 years old and under
Encounter harrowing tales of supernatural ships, sea monsters and sea hauntings under the night sky!