News & Stories

Wreck of a Whaling Ship

The "Joseph Starbuck" was a beautiful Nantucket-built whaling ship. On November 27 in 1842, she left the island on route to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, a destination she would never reach.

Read Around Nantucket

As part of Cyrus Peirce Middle School's "Read Around Nantucket" program, sixth grade students participated in a morning of hands-on activities at three cultural and historical Nantucket locations.

From Coskata to Brant Point

Officially opened on November 24, 1883, the Coskata Life Saving Station house was transported on a barge in the mid 20th century and became part of Coast Guard Station Brant Point.

Go in Your Deeds of Kindness

On October 21 in 1865, a remarkable expression of Nantucket’s unwavering human spirit rescued a sixty-two year old Captain and his four crewmen from a watery grave off the island’s south shore.

Honoring Sheila Lucey

On August 7, Egan Maritime's Sea of Opportunities Benefit Luncheon honored Sheila Lucey, Nantucket's Harbor Master, and toasted its founding trustees with special remarks by Nat Philbrick.

A Bloody Battle at Sea

In early October 1814, more than two years into the War of 1812, a monumental fight between the Americans and the British took place off the south shore of Nantucket.

A Commitment to Serving Others

At 2019's Lifesavers Recognition Day, Jennifer Hudson, Director of Instruction at Sankaty Head Golf Club, received a Maurice E. Gibbs Accommodation Award. This is her moving acceptance letter.