Dive into Nantucket's seafaring history with Egan Maritime this June! By land and by sea, we've got splashy opportunities to hear heroic island tales and enjoy free Family Days at the Museum. For a complete list of our programs and events throughout the 2019 season, click here.
Every Monday, starting July 8: Whale Oil and Wash-Ashores, Nantucket’s Working Waterfront. In collaboration with Waypoint Marine, Egan Maritime is delighted to
offer a 45 minute historic harbor cruise. Enjoy being on-the-water while
also learning about Nantucket’s wharves and working waterfront. 10am. $20 per person. For more information and to register online, please click here.
Every Tuesday, starting July 9: Weekly Children’s Program at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Starting July 9, children are invited to the Museum every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30am for an educational program that brings Nantucket’s maritime history to life through dynamic, engaging activities and enthralling stories. Catered to ages six to ten, this weekly offering runs through August 13; Non-member child $10, Egan Maritime member child $5. For more information and to register online, please click here.
Wednesday, July 10: FREE Family Day at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Join Egan Maritime at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for a
family friendly program full of crafts and activities for all ages. For
the first time ever at the Museum, special guest, Nanpuppets,
will be performing at 11:30am. Parting snack provided. This program is
FREE and open to all thanks to the generous support of Ritchie, Katie
and Westray Battle. 158 Polpis Road, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 10am – 2pm.
Every Thursday, starting July 11: Weekly Maritime Speaker Series at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Every Thursday, starting July 11: Weekly Maritime Speaker Series at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. For the second consecutive season, Egan’s Maritime Speaker Series hosted at the Museum will take place on Thursday mornings at 10am. Starting Thursday, July 11 and ending on August 29, a variety of local maritime historians and seasoned professionals will share their stories and perspectives with visitors. This program is included with Museum admission and is generously underwritten by Ritchie, Katie, and Westray Battle.
Speakers on Deck (as of June 27, 2019)
- July 11: Charles Allard, Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
- July 18: Charles Allard, Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
- July 25: Charles Allard, Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Manager, Bonfires to Beacons
- August 1: Karen Butler, Author, and Dick Mack, USCG (Ret.), Life & Lore of the Famed Nantucket Lightship
- August 8: Ben Phillips, Underwater Photographer, Sharks!
- August 15: Nap Plank, Lightship Basket Maker, Basket Making
- August 22: George Bassett, USCG (Ret.), Coast Guard History & Rescue Stories
- August 29: Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Folger's Marsh
Wednesday, July 17: Members Only Afternoon Tea with the British Queen. Members are invited to afternoon tea at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for an exclusive in-depth tour of this year’s special exhibit, When All Hope Had Died. The leaders behind the curation will share additional insights and information about the exhibit. Refreshments and pastries will be served. For more information and to register online, please click here.
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Friday, July 19: Pirates & Mermaids Lynx Sail with Nanpuppets. Join Egan Maritime and Nanpuppets aboard Tall Ship Lynx for an enchanting morning sail with Nantucket's favorite puppets, Millie the Mermaid, Clarence the Clam, Wanda the Whale and many more. Dress as your favorite pirate, mermaid or maritime character to enjoy this fanciful adventure at sea. Snacks provided. Boat launch from Waypoint Marine at 8:30am. Sail 9am to 10am. Return to the dock by 10:30am. Cost: $50 per ticket (includes boat launch fee). For more information and to register online, please click here.
Friday, July 26: Nantucket Sounds, Music with Susan Berman & Ray Saunders aboard Tall Ship Lynx. Join local singer and songwriter Susan Berman and her partner Ray Saunders for an unforgettable sunset cruise aboard Tall Ship Lynx. Susan and Ray will perform original island inspired songs enhanced by lively historical narratives. Cost: $75 per ticket (includes launch fee). Suggested 18 plus – BYOB and snacks/food to enjoy while on board. 5pm launch at Waypoint Marine, Sail 5:30-7:30pm, return to dock by 8pm. Sail Sponsored by Anderson’s Stillwater Moorings. For more information and to register online, please click here.