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  NANTUCKET - LoveToKnow Article on NANTUCKET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nantucket was the home of Benjamin Franklins mother, Abiah, whose father, Peter Folger, was one of the earliest settlers (1663); of Maria Mitchell, and of Lucretia Mott.
During the war of 1812 the Nantucket fleet was the only one active; it suffered severely during the war, and in the decade 1820-1830 Nantucket lost its primacy to New Bedford, whose fleet in 1840 was twice as large.
The town of Nantucket was settled in 1661 and was incorporated in 1671.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /N/NA/NANTUCKET.htm   (2608 words)

  
 Nantucket, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The region of Surfside on Nantucket is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts.
Nantucket was formerly the world's leading whaling port (and still serves as home port for a small fishing industry).
Nantucket is also the home of the mythical "man from Nantucket" made famous in numerous limericks, some of which are obscene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nantucket,_Massachusetts   (866 words)

  
 Nantucket Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Essentially Nantucket is all beach -- a boomerang-shape sand spit consisting of detritus left by a glacier that receded millennia ago.
Nantucketers, however, are resolved that the beaches should remain accessible to the general public.
The small commercial area of Nantucket Town is the center of island activity, just as it has been since the early 1700s.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=nantucket@190   (398 words)

  
 Nantucket Cape Cod MA by Cape Cod Nantucket .com
Nantucket is a 50-square mile island of incredible natural beauty and historic charm, situated 16 miles out to sea south of Cape Cod.
Nantucket's special environment is threatened by growth and the Island has been struggling to mitigate the effects of development.
The island’s original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Indians, lived undisturbed until 1641 when the island was deeded by the English (the authorities in control of the land from the coast of Maine to New York) to Thomas Mayhew and his son, merchants of Watertown and Martha’s Vineyard.
www.capecodnantucket.com   (288 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Nantucket, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Nantucket and the small adjacent islands constitute both Nantucket town and Nantucket co. Settled in 1659, the island was part of New York from 1660 to 1692, when it was ceded to Massachusetts.
Nantucket was a major whaling port until the decline of the industry (c.1850), and it later developed into a well-known resort and artists' colony.
The village of Nantucket is the trade center of the island and is known for its many old houses.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/Nantucke.html   (270 words)

  
 Boston.com / Business / Technology / Next-generation wireless Net eyed for Nantucket
Nantucket visitors and residents signing up for the service -- to be marketed as ACKBlast in honor of the island airport's famous three-letter code -- would be able to carry a laptop or handheld computer virtually anywhere in the heart of town, or sit on a boat in the nearby harbor.
Nantucket town administrator Elizabeth Gibson said the company may need a license ''to occupy space in a public way." The town counsel is reviewing the plan, and it could be another four to eight weeks before it comes to selectmen for approval, Gibson said.
For Nantucket's 9,000 full-time residents, landline broadband Net access is available virtually throughout the island from Comcast Corp., the cable company.
www.boston.com /business/technology/articles/2004/08/04/next_generation_wireless_net_eyed_for_nantucket   (809 words)

  
 Nantucket, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Together with the small islands of and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts and the coextensive Nantucket County.
It is also the source of the mythical "man from Nantucket" made famous in numerous limericks.
The area of Nantucket Island proper is 123.8 km²; (47.8 mi²;).
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Nantucket_Island   (789 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Nantucket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The village of Surfside on Nantucket is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts.
Nantucket also is the root of the famous limerick: "There once was a man from Nantucket..."
45 miles south of Nantucket on July 25, 1956, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the SS Stockholm in heavy fog.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Nantucket   (657 words)

  
 Nantucket Island History
Nantucket Island was considered the Whaling Capital of the World from 1800 to 1840.
• The population of Nantucket Island is approximately 12,000 year-round and 55,000+ during the summer season.
Nantucket is also on the north/south flyway of migrating birds and is a popular venue for serious bird watchers.
www.nantucketchamber.org /visitor/trivia.html   (1037 words)

  
 The Beaches of Nantucket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nantucket is an island located directly off the coast of the state Massachusetts.
Nantucket has all the qualities that a beach must have to be in equilibrium.
Nantucket is losing land at a rapid rate.
www.nichols.edu /faculty/pelto/coastalerosion/2002/Nantucket.htm   (322 words)

  
 Nantucket Nectars Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nantucket is an island, a county and a town.
The female population on Nantucket is 3,009 and the male population is 3,003.
Nantucket is usually 10% cooler than the mainland in the summer and 10% warmer than the mainland in the winter.
www.netspace.org /~jrp/Nectars.html   (3838 words)

  
 Nantucket Memories
I believe Nantucket brought me the love of the ocean that will keep me from my home state as a place of retirement because the ocean forever will call my name....
I saw Nantucket with new eyes and was filled with joy in just being there.
Nantucket is beautiful, please don't let it change into something other than what it is right now.
thegoldenbasket.com /memories.htm   (748 words)

  
 Nantucket, Massachusetts...ancestrial home of the Wampanoaq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The word 'Nantucket' is commonly translated from the language of the Wampanoag (the island's original residents) as 'Faraway Land.' This undoubtedly refers to the fact that Nantucket is a small island approximately 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts.
Nantucket was first settled in 1659 by families seeking refuge from the religious intolerance of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
This is reflected strongly in the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, which is dedicated to preserving Nantucket, its traditions and its prosperity (in that order).
www.vergie.com /nantucket.html   (769 words)

  
 The Inquirer and Mirror -- Nantucket's Newspaper Since 1821
Nantucket Memorial Airport is the second busiest airport in the state.
Nantucket Memorial Airport is the second busiest airport in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, after Boston’s Logan Airport, with over 500,000 passengers arriving and departing annually.
The most frequent service is between Hyannis and Nantucket, via Nantucket Airlines (www.flycapeair.com) and Island Air, with flights on the two commercial airlines departing and arriving approximately every 30 minutes.
www.ack.net /getting_here.html   (411 words)

  
 Nantucket Ice Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nantucket Ice is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) 3 designation, founded in 1995 by a group of local residents whose mission is to build and endow the first year-round community skating rink on Nantucket Island.
During quiet winter months, Nantucket parents struggle to keep their children involved in activities and agonize over the fact that their children are missing recreational and educational opportunities that mainland children are experiencing.
Nantucket Ice is committed to raising the necessary capital funds needed from private donors and keeping the facility independent of the town.
www.nantucket.org /ice/faq.html   (1617 words)

  
 NHA Whaling Museum
It was the sperm whale that sent young Nantucket men around the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in search of its valuable spermaceti for oil and candles.
The animal put Nantucket on the map and made the island one of the wealthiest ports on the eastern seaboard.It is only fitting that a sperm whale, as a symbol of Nantucket's past, occupies a central place in Gosnell Hall, the heart of the new museum building.
Burdett served aboard Nantucket whaleships as a young man until, as first mate of the ship Montano, he was caught up in a harpoon line while pursuing a whale and dragged overboard to his death.
www.nha.org /sites   (710 words)

  
 Mitchell's Book Corner | Nantucket History & Architecture Books
The twenty-first century reader is privileged to delve into the public activities and private reflections of this remarkable Nantucketer.
The true story of the bloody mutiny on the Nantucket whaleship Globe and the ensuing slaughter of crewmembers by natives on Mili Mili Atoll.
A historical exploration of the cultural diversity of Nantucket by introducing readers to the many non-anglos who have made the island their home.
www.mitchellsbookcorner.com /bookstore/history.html   (880 words)

  
 Nantucket Vacation Rentals House 4BR, Waterview, Nantucket Island / Nantucket, Massachusetts USA
Thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket is a perfect place to get away from it all and relax on a beach, eat some incredible seafood, and enjoy the solemn Atlantic waves.
A vacation in Nantucket is your own personal homage to the sea; a day at the beach is a quiet reflection on a harmonious ocean partnership.
Nantucket offers rest for the weary, isolation for those seeking to get lost, and a respite from the turbulence of daily life.
www.a1vacations.com /nexposurecody/1   (1017 words)

  
 Nantucket Island 1976 - 78   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Oldest House on Nantucket - I messed with the sky in Photoshop.
Nantucket - Mary Lou on the beach 1976
It is out of print now, but the doors are an interesting subject to photograph.
homepage.mac.com /pmallouk/Family/PhotoAlbum37.html   (164 words)

  
 Nantucket News
Nantucket Island's accessible location, interesting whaling history, beautiful beaches, and upscale shopping make it an excellent destination for anyone interested in a glorious seaside getaway.
H e may be a household name on Nantucket, but in Newburyport the largely anonymous Stephen Karp is only beginning to establish his real estate empire.
The Dukes County and Nantucket representatives each would have a 20 per cent vote, with the Barnstable, Falmouth and New Bedford representatives each holding a 10 per cent vote.
www.topix.net /city/nantucket-ma   (1200 words)

  
 The Golden Basket presents . . . A Guide to Nantucket
3.5 miles north to south and 14 miles east to west, Nantucket is an island, a county and a town - the only place in America with the same name for all three.
When you leave Nantucket it is traditional to toss a penny overboard with a wish to return again.
That's why Glenaan was the first to put a miniature penny in her Nantucket Lightship Baskets at THE GOLDEN BASKET.
thegoldenbasket.com /nantucket.htm   (184 words)

  
 Nantucket Garden Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Nantucket Garden Club sponsors three annual events that are a major part of the community calendar on the island.
In August the Nantucket Garden Club conducts their only annual fund raising event that is anticipated each year by everyone on the island.
The Nantucket Garden Club maintains the historic Hadwin House Garden and recently renovated the Athenaeum (library) garden/park in the downtown historic district.
www.nantucket.org /gardenclub   (573 words)

  
 Nantucket Bed and Breakfast, Nantucket Island Inn, Lodging Nantucket MA
Nantucket Bed and Breakfast, Nantucket Island Inn, Lodging Nantucket MA Century House, a historic Nantucket bed and breakfast inn, first opened its doors in 1833.
The romance of Nantucket Island, combined with luxuriously appointed rooms, world-class amenities, air conditioning and free wireless Internet access 24/7, provides a relaxing, stress-free vacation or romantic weekend getaway.
As our guest, you will be close to all the wonderful Nantucket Massachusetts activities, without having to stay right in the middle of the hustle and bustle.
www.centuryhouse.com   (203 words)

  
 Nantucket Island Bed and Breakfast, The Sherburne Inn, Cape Cod, MA lodging accommodations
Nantucket Island Bed and Breakfast, The Sherburne Inn, Cape Cod, MA lodging accommodations
Tucked away in a quiet corner of beautiful Nantucket Town, the Inn is ideally located just minutes away from Main Street and just a short five-minute walk from Steamboat Wharf.
Sherburne Inn is the "Essence of Elegance", Nantucket's only AAA 3 diamond and Mobile 3 star property.
www.sherburneinn.com   (251 words)

  
 News - Man From Nantucket Sues For Joke Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NANTUCKET —Local pawn shop operator, Joe Lizynski is suing several large publishing companies for the rights to numerous limericks and other jokes.
Lizynski claims that he is indeed the “man from Nantucket ” and that large joke companies have been profiting from what is rightfully his for over thirty years.
The Nantucket County Court will here what is being referred to as “Lizynski versus Entertainment Industry” in the end of August, and the case could figure to be quite a lengthy one.
www.onthejohnnews.com /2004/005/nantucket.htm   (828 words)

  
 Bed & Breakfast Nantucket MA Massachusetts Cabins & Rentals - City guide
There is also an extensive library of book and magazines that guests may enjoy, and throughout the day guests may take advantage of the coffee, cappuccino, tea, and snacks that are always on hand.
All rooms include private baths, queen sized canopy beds, air conditioning, television armoires, and many more pleasant amenities, and the common areas, such as the breakfast room, the library, the parlour, and the Jacuzzi whirlpool room, are as distinctive and appealing in their own right.
There are eight wonderfully appointed guestrooms, four on the first floor and four on the second floor, and all include private baths, air conditioning, telephones, cable televisions with DVD players, and more; each morning a homemade Continental breakfast is served.
www.discoverourtown.com /TownPage.php?Town=1959&Cat=Attractions   (1365 words)

  
 Nantucket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The plan adopted involved the use of supplementary (and invisible) steel and fibreglass framing, and of epoxy resin as both an adhesive and a filler in woodwork that was irretrievably damaged.
But in reality Mrs Coffin had grown tired of Nantucket altogether, and she and Jared moved to Boston the year after her new house was built.
But the Coffin Street on Nantucket is not the only one in America: there is another in Massachusetts, in what is now the town of Newburyport, quite close to where Tristram Coffin Sr.
www.ecoffin.freeserve.co.uk /nantucke.htm   (1062 words)

  
 Pro Buyer Associates - Nantucket Real Estate, Homes, Information and News. Links to all nantucket real estate listings.
We're Nantucket's leading Exclusive Buyer Agent, as such we never take sales listings, but we work with every listing office, and provide links to every local listing broker with a web page, and we're encouraging all 34 Nantucket real estate offices to get sites and their listings on line.
When the time comes that you decide it's time to finally buy your Nantucket home, or that the way you've been looking for Nantucket property is just not working, we hope you'll ask us how we can represent you.
Recently a few new offices have opened their doors to join the Nantucket real estate community: Great Point Properties is headed up by Bill Liddle and Greg Mckechnie, who have managed to recruit Stuart Reid.
www.probuyer.com   (3480 words)

  
 Preservation-Nantucket.com - Summer Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PI:N has evolved into a Nantucket based center for historic preservation studies, sponsoring research, public presentations, seminars, exhibitions, professional continuing education programs and workshops throughout the year in addition to the academic summer program.
Many PI:N graduates and faculty hold key positions in the field of preservation, and PI:N project documentation of numerous Nantucket cultural resources are accessible at the Nantucket Historical Association Research Library on island.
Lectures, studio projects, field documentation and research are augmented by an off-island field trip to historic Newport, RI and New Bedford.
www.preservation-nantucket.com /PIN/SummerProgram.asp   (444 words)

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