News & Stories

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.

Nantucket's Lifesaving Legacy

Lifesaving is the most inspiring and humbling legacy Nantucket has made in the maritime world. With great esteem, Egan Maritime remembers those whose efforts to save lives were recognized.

Chapel's Chest

A gift to the Museum greatly enhances permanent exhibitions in the Shannon Gallery, while expanding the story of an iconic Nantucket lifesaver and Tuckernuck resident, Erastus Chapel.

Island Beacons

On the 30th National Lighthouse Day and the 230th Anniversary of The Lighthouse Act of 1789, Egan Maritime pauses to celebrate Nantucket's iconic beacons.

2019 Special Exhibition

This summer, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum brings to life the 1851 voyage of the passenger ship "British Queen," its demise, and how Nantucketers saved the lives of all on board.