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.

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.

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.

Historic Nantucket Harbor Cruise

In collaboration with Waypoint Marine, Egan Maritime is delighted to offer a historic harbor cruise in July & August this summer. Come aboard and dive into Nantucket's wharves and working waterfront.