People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
The Azores? Go to Sconset. Keep going. About 2,000 miles east of Nantucket. If your navigation is good, you’ll bump into a green and lush group of volcanic islands with many connections to Nantucket’s...read more
On July 26, 1956, the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria sank to the bottom of the Atlantic 53 miles southeast of Nantucket, 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm in a dense fog so...read more
The 1906 earthquake that rocked San Francisco, burning the city for three days, was the worst temblor ever to strike a mainland American city. Yet it left its most visible reminders in the most rural of...read more