People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
Every sailing story is really a story about a boat. Thor Heyerdahl’s raft in “Kon-Tiki,” Ahab’s doomed but fictional Pequod and the very real and equally doomed Essex. The last two sailed out of Nantucket;...read more
There are dozens of nonprofit and charity organizations on Nantucket dedicated to doing good work, from fostering art and culture to protecting soul-soothing open space. They enrich the lives of residents...read more
Kevin Withrow has hotels in his blood. He learned to walk in New York’s famed Barbizon Hotel and played football with the bellboys in the lobby of The Royalton.
“I have very vague memories of New York...read more
Jasper Young was 12 years old when he first put on a Young’s Bicycle Shop shirt and hat, and started working for his father. Seventeen years later, he’s standing behind the front counter at the bike shop...read more
Sometimes it is not only about a love of the law, or the excitement of courtroom battles. Sometimes being a lawyer is about family, tradition and a connection to the community.
Jessie Glidden Brescher...read more
The legend goes like this: One night back in 1977, Bill Sandole caught 400 pounds of striped bass off Madaket Beach with Red Sox great Ted Williams.
“Those were the days before size limits,” Sandole...read more
In the spring of 2012, Robin Harvey was struck by a pickup truck and seriously injured while riding her bike home from the SeaGrille, the restaurant she and her husband E.J. owned. As she recovered in a...read more
Alex Perkins’ office is the Atlantic Ocean, specifically the waters off Nantucket. He steps off the dock at Children’s Beach onto one of his 24-foot Carolina skiffs to go to work every morning. If you...read more
The Cliff is one of the island’s most sought-after residential areas for its great location. It’s a short walk to town, there’s a bike path out of town, nearby conservation land at Tupancy Links and...read more
On an island that boasts a major commitment to fundraising and philanthropy, the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation sets the gold standard. In its 17 years of existence, the foundation has raised more than $26...read more