Peculiar Nantucket

Reading “off island” or “continent” newspaper articles about Nantucket from 1875 to 1896, gives an interesting viewpoint of how the island appeared to “visitors” at the time. After the demise of whaling in Nantucket, 800 families moved off island leaving the population of the island to about 3000. This 3000 was made up of retired … Continue reading Peculiar Nantucket