News & Stories

Wreck of a Whaling Ship

The "Joseph Starbuck" was a beautiful Nantucket-built whaling ship. On November 27 in 1842, she left the island on route to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, a destination she would never reach.

Read Around Nantucket

As part of Cyrus Peirce Middle School's "Read Around Nantucket" program, sixth grade students participated in a morning of hands-on activities at three cultural and historical Nantucket locations.

From Coskata to Brant Point

Officially opened on November 24, 1883, the Coskata Life Saving Station house was transported on a barge in the mid 20th century and became part of Coast Guard Station Brant Point.

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.