The Nation of Nantucket

The author and her son.  Photograph from author's collection.

Returning to my old stomping grounds.  MBC has asked if I would be willing to do a discussion concerning my book on Nantucket women, The Daring Daughters of...
The Coffin School.  Photograph courtesy of the author.

This short history became a little long so I will present it in two parts. It is an imposing face on the small street known as Winter Street.  Captured...
Mort and Reva Schlesinger

Maybe you know them.  Maybe you don’t.  But you might have recognized them out and about.  Nantucket has lost two remarkable preservationists within less than...
Planking the Haven.  Photograph courtesy of Finger Boatworks.

Well, it’s starting to look even more like a boat now!  The framing is completed.  And as you can see, the first plank has been applied on the starboard side...
Lydia Folger Fowler.

Nantucket’s Daring Daughters

From time to time, I hope to introduce you to some lesser known members of our community who walked our streets long ago.  My focus will be heavily on women –...
The Reverend Phebe Coffin Hanaford.  Photograph courtesy of the Nantucket Historical Association.

From time to time, I hope to introduce you to some lesser known members of our community who walked our streets long ago.  My focus will be heavily on women –...
The Haven 12.5.  Photograph by Matt Fabiszak, Finger Boatworks.

Well, things are moving along swimmingly, as they say, on the Haven.  A trip was made off-island to Newport Nautical Timbers (NNT) to purchase wood.  Eric...
Edith Folger Andrews banding at Mothball Pines.

Every time I see a Yellow-rumped Warbler, I hear Edith say, “I call them Butter butts.”  I don’t think I ever look at one and don’t hear her say that.  I don’t...
The 12 1/2 mould takes shape.  Photograph courtesy of Finger Boatworks, Nantucket.

Well, it’s looking a little more like a boat these days.  They have assembled the mold and wood orders are being made and stacks of some very nice wood are...
Pressed seaweed.  From the collection of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association Archives and Special Collections.

Feast your eyes on these images.  I came across them in the Maria Mitchell Association Special Collections while I was cleaning and moving items a few years...
The Mitchell House, built 1790.  Photograph courtesy of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.

For several years now, I have collaborated with the Nantucket Preservation Trust and the Nantucket Historical Association on presenting a unique collaborative...
An early twentieth century view of the birthplace of Maria Mitchell, from which she had her father studied the stars above Nantucket.  Photograph courtesy of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.

To Highlight an Earlier Article by P. Brace

Standing under the canopy of the stars you can scarcely do a petty deed or think a wicked thought.  — Maria Mitchell One of Nantucket’s most famous Daring...

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