Tag: Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

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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.

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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.

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By Land & By Sea

By land & by sea, join Egan Maritime for two unforgettable evening programs with American Troubadour Bill Schustik. On Thursday, August 15, at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, Schustik will take patrons on a musical adventure into the soul of New England and the sea. Then, on Friday, August 16, […]