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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Tuck’t Inn

At the height of the whaling era, Siasconset, at the east end of the island, offered a restful haven for wealthy Nantucketers.

It was not considered fashionable, but as a change from the ordinary....

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Opera House Cup at 40

It all began on a humid Sunday evening back in July 1973. Sitting around a patio table at the Opera House restaurant just a block from Nantucket Harbor, some of the island’s finest sailors were not more

Saving a Surf Boat

The first thing that comes to mind when I see an old, broken-down wooden boat is, “We’ve got to get her up and running.” This is a thought that I’ve had quite a few times over the years and has seen me as...

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Sail To Prevail, Sail to Win

For some, August is the beginning of the end: Time to think about heading back to school, or returning to the office.

For those of us on Nantucket, the northeasterly winds are just bringing in the dog...

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As far back as he can remember, Jim Genthner always knew he wanted to be on the water. With that purpose in mind, he made his dream a reality, building the 31-foot Friendship Sloop Endeavor in his parents’...

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Tito’s Tell-All

Just when we think our love affair with the Red Sox has ended, along comes “Francona: The Red Sox Years” to remind us why we happily followed our team of idiots into post-midnight, extra-inning delirium...

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Plantings of Hope And Remembrance

Over a million DAFFODILS have been planted on Nantucket over the past several decades, and each year the number of yellow, orange and white flowers has multiplied, especially along Milestone Road, in...

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Crucible of Revolution

The moments, and the men behind them, have become clouded in myth, as if a simple mention of the names and places is all that is required: The Tea Party, “The shot heard round the world,” the Founding...

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