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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 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 […]

Nantucket Dance Festival
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Six Days of Dance

The Nantucket Dance Festival returns on July 9 to 14 with a diverse lineup of world-class artists. For 2024, Co-Artistic Directors Lauren Lovette and Lauren King are incorporating live music and expanding the repertoire of dance styles, including tap, ballroom, and street dance as well as ballet, to create an […]

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Risking Lives to Save Lives

For several months, Egan Maritime has explored island responses to the many sailing ship-era shipwrecks near Nantucket. Virtually all these disasters happened during one of New England’s infamous nor’easters or other seasonal storms. Even the US Lifesaving Service (USLSS) on Nantucket took the summer off: they only worked from September 1 until the end of April. We, too, can pause now and reflect on why Nantucketers successfully rescued mariners facing the dangers of the sea.