News & Stories

A Bloody Battle at Sea

In early October 1814, more than two years into the War of 1812, a monumental fight between the Americans and the British took place off the south shore of Nantucket.

A Commitment to Serving Others

At 2019's Lifesavers Recognition Day, Jennifer Hudson, Director of Instruction at Sankaty Head Golf Club, received a Maurice E. Gibbs Accommodation Award. This is her moving acceptance letter.

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.

Squall at Folger's Marsh

Nantucket fine art photographer, Daniel Sutherland, gifts three of his striking photographs to Egan Maritime and the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum.

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.