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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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Fish Tales

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...

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Stepping up for Mom

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...

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Saltwater in their DNA

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...

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Personal treasures make a house a home

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...

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A Focus on the Future

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...

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Softbol Dominicano

Robinson Vasquez straps on a black catcher’s mask and chest protector, picks up his catcher’s mitt and makes his way behind home plate. He is thinking about more than the 60-mph softball about to come at...

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Ship Ahoy: Teddy Nixon and the Art of Shipboard Drinking

Sailors have been drinking at sea since boats could float. The British served their sailors a dram of rum, the Dutch Navy provided gin, and the French, to no one’s surprise, served their sailors wine. If...

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The Museum Reimagined

James Russell sat beside a full-sized wooden model of a whaleboat, beneath the skeleton of the 46-foot sperm whale that hangs in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, and considered how best to reimagine the...

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Becoming Hanna

In 1964 I arrived on Nantucket from New York City not knowing what to expect. I was searching for the artist’s life: a studio, inspiration and a community of creative people. What I found was a rustic,...

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An Architect Builds His Dream Home

When an architect designs his own home, there is freedom as well as cautionary restraint, especially when the architect builds a house of his own vision, in a place where creativity is totally eclipsed by...

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