Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton Tiger revived the then well-known limerick printed first below and the Chicago Tribune answered with the second limerick. The New York Exchange went one step further with the …

Michael Melford on Nantucket

National Geographic Photographer, Michael Melford

National Geographic Photographer, Michael Melford will be Guest of Honor at The Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée, the Maria Mitchell Association’s Largest Fundraiser. Michael Melford, an award-winning photographer who has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years, will be the special guest at this year’s Red Tie Soiree on July 10. …

The Drinking Lads – Scotch Whiskey

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits The month of June gives us much to celebrate and a perfect time to focus on the milestones of the gentlemen in our lives. It has often been a rite of passage for a young …

Inicio

by Robert P. Barsanti On Saturday, I was driving the island with the heir to my empire of dirt. After a solid month of damp and polar fleece, the rain crept north into the the Gulf of Maine and the fog line remained hung at the horizon off to the …

The Ships Inn Restaurant | Nantucket, MA

Summer Starts with Dinner at Ships Inn

Summer starts for us with dinner at The Ships Inn. A short walk from Main Street up tree-lined and historic Fair Street, this inn and restaurant is one of the few on Nantucket whose owners, Chef Mark and Ellie Gottwald, have preserved the integrity and beauty of a whaling captain’s …

Wildflowers on Nantucket

Wildflowers on Nantucket

by Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket habitats are unique. Not only are they 30 miles out to sea, but the contiguous acreages of conservation land are home to a swath of statelisted and otherwise rare species. This includes birds, …