News & Stories

Remembering Ruthie

On August 9, 2007, the late Ruth "Ruthie" Chapel Grieder received an Egan Maritime Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to Nantucket and its history.

Programs On Deck: August 2019

Don't let the summer sail away without diving into Nantucket's maritime legacy and seafaring stories. Join Egan Maritime in August for unforgettable sails and exciting family-friendly programs!

Wave Makers: Phyllis & Don Visco

Phyllis and Don Visco have been longtime supporters and members of Egan Maritime Institute; they are have made waves of change with their participation, contributions, and support.

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.