Please Join Us for Our Summer Fundraiser

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The event will be held at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum on Wednesday, August 18th from 5-7pm.

- Captain Don Peacock will speak about how the Tall Ship Lynx contributes to our Sea of Opportunities programs.

- Evan Schwanfelder, our Manager of Maritime Education, will speak about current activities within the program, and he will be showing off a 10' boat built entirely by a group of Nantucket High School students. The boat will be auctioned off at the event

- Come see our newest artifact - a 6,000 pound anchor from a Nantucket Lightship once stationed on the South Shore Shoals.

- You'll hear from Chloe Plank, a 26 year old graduate of our Sea of Opportunities program and Massachusetts Maritime Academy, who is now fulfilling her dream working on a large U.S. Navy supply ship.

Beer, wine and a signature cocktail will be served along with a wide selection of heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by Taste of Nantucket.

Tickets are $500 and $250 per person. $500 level includes a complimentary sail on the Tall Ship Lynx.

To register and buy tickets please call Pauline Proch at 508-228-2505 or email

Or if you cannot attend, but you would like to make a donation, please click HERE

Or text the Keyword - Launching - to 41444

You can also mail a check to: Egan Maritime Institute, PO Box 2923, Nantucket, MA 02584