People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
George Bassett claims to have the best office on the island, and he may very well be right.
The director of marine operations for Nantucket Island Resorts’ workplace is perched at the end of Swain’s...read more
The Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, of which the Nantucket Opera House Cup is a part, has become the leading international circuit for classic sailing races. Now celebrating its 10th year, Officine...read more
It’s dawn. The sun is just starting to wake up. The bow of a 65-foot steel fishing boat parts the waters 40 miles south of Nantucket. The fishing boat launches a harpoon aimed at a swordfish. It strikes....read more
One of the most anticipated events taking place on Nantucket each summer is the NANTUCKET ANTIQUES & DESIGN SHOW held under the tent at Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm. This is a major fundraising event for the...read more
It wasn’t too long ago when golf at MIACOMET consisted of nothing more than nine flat and uninteresting holes. But in the span of just 13 years the course has been transformed into one of the premier...read more
Walking around Nantucket can play tricks on the mind.
Is it the 21st century or the 19th century? The historic homes, cobblestone streets, and vast stretches of untouched open space create a landscape...read more
Ray Owen’s egg-delivery business is a throwback to the past. Customers generally leave their houses unlocked for him. He leaves cartons of eggs on card tables and countertops, in mailboxes and on the front...read more
From befriending Bedouins in the desert to securing armed bodyguard protection in El Salvador, nothing will stop Wes Van Cott from finding the perfect cup of coffee.
And the search is just the beginning....read more
Elle Foley’s first thought was for her mom. She was on track to finish the Boston Marathon in around four hours, until the bombs put an end to her race just before she made it to Copley Square. Her brother...read more
THE MARATHON IS A TEST. Finish faster than everyone else, finish faster than you did last time, or just FINISH. So you train. You find a strategy, sure, but there is no escaping those moments when sheer...read more