Wearing Summer Colors No need to think of pearls as only for elegant affairs—The Nantucket Pearl Company has just introduced a new line of pearl bracelets in fun summer colors that are perfect for day-to-day. Dubbed The Hilly, these beautiful bracelets are sold in colorful sets of three for just […]
This Week in Nantucket History – Steaming Home
• by Amy Jenness, author of On This Day in Nantucket History • The first commercial steam-powered boat service to Nantucket was provided by the Eagle in 1818. Submarine inventor Robert Fulton had proven the viability of steam-powered boats in 1807 when he made a successful run between New York […]
• by Robert P. Barsanti • On Friday at four, A contractor and I stood on the rear deck of the Gray Lady Two as it popped into its high gear, sprouted a rooster tail, and zipped over the swells. The long swells marched slowly in from the northeast. We […]
What, to a Dishwasher, is the Fourth of July?
• by Robert P. Barsanti • Before the Fourth of July rush began, I was lucky enough to sneak my car onto the last run of the Eagle. Nantucket residents get hit up for all sorts of fees and bills, but the residency program at the Steamship gives back a […]
New Bus Service for Fast Ferry Riders
As a result of dramatic growth in fast ferry usage over the past few years the NRTA Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Board of Selectmen, recently approved a new, comprehensive Park & Ride bus system for this summer season. The service will operate from May 22 to October 13, […]