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Knight LIGHTS of Nantucket

For anyone arriving on Nantucket via the ferry, one of most iconic and picturesque scenes you will see as you come into the Nantucket harbor is also one of the island’s most recognizable structures.   Nantucket is home to not one, but three lighthouses, and this is what you will see when first arriving to island on a boat. Lighthouses are an essential part of maritime navigation at sea or with inland waterways. For Nantucket, this means making your way through the Grey Lady fog and avoiding the dangerous shoals off the coast. The US Bureau of Lighthouses was created by Congress in 1789 but today lighthouses fall under the United States Coast Guard. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses that are monitored by actual personnel has declined due to the expense of maintenance and also the use of electronic navigational systems. While it is safe to say that getting to see all three of the Grey Lady’s lighthouses...Read More >

Festival Films and Rosés to Match

Festivals are aplenty in the summertime of Nantucket. Almost every weekend you can find the island full of luminaries and experts of a certain craft, along with budding enthusiasts who wish to meet + greet with the people who have somehow influenced their lives. The Nantucket Film Festival, celebrating its 23rd year, has used Nantucket as its home to promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema. Numerous films have been inspired by or produced on the island. The people of Nantucket have also been open to receiving and viewing independent films that entertain and often times push you to consider important forthright social issues. No matter your genre of choice in film, Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie gives us a brief insight into a handful of movies being featured this festival weekend, along with a beautiful rosé wine for the perfect match.  A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Many of generations have...Read More >

Beach Books & Beverages: Celebrating Literary Reads & Libations to Pair

June on Nantucket is a sure sign of many things to come for our fare isle. Recent college grads and international students drive their bikes recklessly trying to find their way as they arrive to this foreign destination for their newfound summer jobs. Bright red parking tickets begin popping up more often than a convenient parking space when you venture onto the cobblestones of downtown. Everywhere you turn on weekends, you are likely to see a beautiful blushing bride, followed closely by the entourage of her giggly bridal party in tow. While some of these sights may be more welcome than others, they all mean that the summer season – and warm, sunny beach days finally – are just around the corner. Nantucket Book Festival, which celebrates an extraordinary list of accomplished and debut authors amidst the history and beauty of Nantucket in its 7th year, is a much anticipated island season opener. Here is a short list featuring a...Read More >

Cigars & Celebrations – Nantucket Style

Summer on Nantucket is filled with momentous occasions. Your best friend from summer camp is getting hitched at the First Congregational Church in town and you are in charge of getting cigars for all the groomsmen. You and your wife are receiving congratulations on your new bundle of joy that just arrived at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and you dole out cigars to share the good news. Smoking cigars and ceremonious celebrations have long been linked together for many centuries. Cigars are often considered similar a trophy for “winning” or obtaining a milestone in your life, and who isn’t just plain winning when you are spending time on Nantucket? Adding a cigar to some of life’s most important moments will only elevate the status of what you may currently be experiencing. It also is able to create a special bond between those you are sharing this life changing moment with in your life. Nantucket provides us with a multitude of...Read More >

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