People & Our Past

Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.

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A Passion for the Sea

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...

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The Last of the Offshore Fishermen

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....

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Living with the Past

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...

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Par for the Course

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...

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Peter & John

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...

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The Egg Man

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...

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In Search of a Great Cup o’ Joe

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.

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Back to Boston

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...

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One Step at a Time

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...

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Chicks with Sticks

Outside it’s dark, it’s cold, it’s late fall on Nantucket.

The island wakens to moderate weather and blue skies, but the day often ends with showers and a wind-chill factor in the 30s. By late afternoon...

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