Discover Nantucket's maritime heritage while hearing the daring stories of the island's heroic lifesavers and dramatic shipwrecks.
Egan Maritime Institute believes in the power of education to create an innovative and inspired maritime workforce for tomorrow.
Programs & Events
Shipwreck Showtimes at the Museum : Mutiny on the Bounty
Join Egan Maritime for Maritime Movies this winter! Complimentary snacks and drinks will be available. Please register in advance.
Do You Know How to Care for Your Heirloom Photos, Certificates & Silver?
The Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum’s expert, Tony Dumitru, will answer this and other questions on how to protect and preserve things for future generations.
Community Book Club
ReMain Nantucket and Nantucket Conservation Foundation, in partnership with Egan Maritime & the Nantucket Shellfish Association, are hosting a community book club for 'Eat Like A Fish' by Bren Smith.
Where it Happened: Sconset Tour
Join us on the Shipwreck Shuttle for "history on the road"!
Saturdays at the Museum
This winter Egan Maritime is partnering with the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club to offer unique museum field trips and nautical crafts to Nantucket's year-round community.
Members Only 2023 Members Opening Reception
Calling all Egan Maritime Members! Celebrate a new season at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum while enjoying a special sneak peak of the new special exhibition.
Latest News & Stories
Save the Date! A Night at the Museum: July 14, 2023
Egan Maritime Presents: The First Annual Night at the Museum!
Shipwreck Remains Discovered On South Shore : Part Two!
On Friday, December 2nd the remains of a 19th or 20th-century shipwreck were discovered on Nantucket's South Shore!
Shipwreck of the Week!
Each week we will share a Shipwreck of the Week Story!