People & Our Past
Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.
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
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more