By Olivia E. Jackson
On Tuesday, June 25, a full boat of members joined Egan Maritime on board Tall Ship Lynx for the first Member Exclusive Sail of the season.
Egan’s Manager of Maritime Education, Evan Schwanfelder, recounted the dramatic wreck and ingenious, heroic rescue of the ill-fated British Queen. On the night of December 17, 1851, the ship tragically ran aground in Muskeget Channel after being blown off course by an unforgivable winter storm. Schwanfelder’s sensational storytelling and memorable imagery brought to life the unforgettable rescue. The tale of the unfortunate wreck and the fate of the British Queen’s passengers was further enhanced by sailing the waters where the rescue took place.
To learn more about the wreck of the British Queen, plan a trip out to the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and view this year’s special exhibit, When All Hope Had Died: the Wreck of the British Queen. It is open during regular Museum hours and is generously sponsored by Novation Media.
In 2019, Egan Maritime is celebrating 30 years of service on Nantucket, which would not have been possible without the support of our members. Thank you for making Egan Maritime’s work possible and for helping to inspire the appreciation and preservation of Nantucket’s maritime heritage. Your support, in every way, makes a wave of difference.
To learn more about Egan Maritime’s membership program, please click here.