Tag: Egan Maritime Institute

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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.

Egan Maritime Institute
Exploring Nantucket, Insider Tips

Maritime Fun for All

This summer Egan Maritime Institute is offering free daily family programs at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum Monday through Friday outside on the Museum’s grounds from 10 am to 3 pm. In addition to tried-and-true favorites, like rope making and knot tying, they have added new and updated activities for different ages and learning styles. These activities include a focus on art and design, as well as opportunities to learn about traditional boat building.

Tall Ship Adventure Sails
Exploring Nantucket, Nantucket Events

Adventure Sails for Youth

Egan Maritime Institute is again partnering with Tall Ship Lynx this year to bring on-the-water experiences to Nantucket students, along with public programs during the summer season that welcome visitors and residents. The Tall Ship Lynx is an educational sailing vessel dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history […]

Art & Gift Sale
Nantucket Arts

Rare Chance to Buy Art from a Nantucket Collection

Thanksgiving Weekend, Egan Maritime Institute will offer a opportunity to acquire a treasure from their collections when they host their second annual Art Sale. Lovers of Nantucket art and history may purchase works by Rodney J. K. Charman, Otto Anton Fischer, John Stobart, and Virginia Greenleaf. All items offered are […]

Island Science

Turning an Island Museum Inside Out

The Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum has found an innovative way of sharing their exhibits during the global pandemic: they are turning their museum inside out! Instead of welcoming the public inside this year, they are encouraging visitors to come to the museum’s grounds at 158 Polpis Road, to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and see the outdoor exhibits express what would be found inside the museum.

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Nantucket Events

Sail with Pirates

Egan Maritime Institute (Egan Maritime) is delighted to announce a unique opportunity for fanciful family fun at Family Day aboard Tall Ship Lynx, A Pirates and Mermaids Extravaganza on Thursday, August 17. Participants meet at 8:15am at the Town Launch on Straight Wharf, behind Straight Wharf Restaurant, to ensure they […]