News & Stories

The Great Fire of 1846

The greatest catastrophe in Nantucket history was the Great Fire of 1846, and a Charman painting from the Egan Collection vividly tells the story on the cusp on its 173rd anniversary.

The Nantucket Railroad

On July 4, 1881, the Nantucket Railroad took its first trip. Wanting to memorialize this pivotal moment, Bud Egan commissioned celebrated marine artist, Rodney Charman, to paint the scene.

Wave Makers: Nantucket Island Resorts

Thanks to the generous support Nantucket Island Resorts and its Nantucket Boat Basin, Egan Maritime's Tall Ship partners enjoy dock space for Sea of Opportunities student sail experiences.

Programs On Deck: July 2019

Make a splash with Nantucket's seafaring history and Egan Maritime in July! By land and by sea, we've got enchanting sails, heroic tales and free Family Days to make this summer the best one yet.

Programs On Deck: June 2019

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.

Shipwreck Shuttle

Egan Maritime is sailing into the 2019 season with the launch of its free shuttle from Visitor’s Services, located at 25 Federal Street, to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

A Gallery for Ethel

Eighteen works from the Egan Art Collection by island nurse and artist, Ethel Anderson, have found a new gallery space at the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital.