• JFK Sailed to Island, Never Came Ashore

    ~ by Amy Jenness, author of On This Day in Nantucket History, available at Mitchell’s Book Corner ~ On September 1, 1963 President John F. Kennedy and his family went for a cruise on the yacht Honey Fitz and briefly visited Nantucket for a short time. The president and Jacqueline …

    Water tower and buildings at the former Tom Nevers Navy Base.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
  • One Week More

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ Labor Day comes late this year. For most of my life, Labor Day was my true birthday. When I was much younger, it marked the moment when I got a year older; suddenly I was in sixth grade or I was in high school …

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  • The Beautiful and Vicious Lady Crab

    ~ by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station ~ There are many crabs that call Nantucket’s waters their home; both native species and interlopers paddle, skulk, scamper, skitter, or crab-walk around. Common species include the lady crab, black-fingered mud crabs, spider crabs, blue crabs, purple …

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  • Where to Start Your Day on Nantucket

    Early morning on Nantucket offers special pleasures: the charm of Main Street without cars…a walk along the wharves while it’s quiet enough to hear the water lapping against the yachts…coffee and croissant at Brant Point Lighthouse while the sun rises over the Harbor…beachcombing along Sconset Beach before all the sand …

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One Week More

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ Labor Day comes late this year. For most of my life, Labor Day was my true …

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The Beautiful and Vicious Lady Crab

~ by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station ~ There are many crabs that call Nantucket’s waters …

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Where to Start Your Day on Nantucket

Early morning on Nantucket offers special pleasures: the charm of Main Street without cars…a walk along the wharves while it’s quiet enough …

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Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton …