Monday, September 11, 2023: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Rd. Nantucket Island, MA – Nantucket’s history is filled with stories of heroic lifesaving efforts made by everyday citizens and those who went above and beyond the call of duty. Honoring that tradition, Egan Maritime Institute and Nantucket Cottage Hospital recognize the following modern-day lifesavers at our annual Lifesavers Recognition Day. The following will be awarded the Maurice E.
Egan Maritime Institute (EMI) is pleased to announce our newest community program: Maritime Day, on Saturday, September 2nd, from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Curious minds of all ages are invited to drop by our Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for free, family-friendly activities. This event brings together multiple community organizations to offer maritime-themed educational activities to celebrate the Island’s rich maritime history. “We are excited to offer this new program for Islanders and visitors of all
Egan Maritime Institute is pleased to share a new lineup of programs for all ages at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum this summer. In line with Egan’s mission, this summer’s programs introduce curious minds to Nantucket’s Shipwreck History and maritime culture through daily activities and engage visitors of all ages in stories of heroic Nantucket mariners. Inside the Museum, included with the price of admission, all patrons will be treated to a guided museum tour along with a handful of new
Egan Maritime Institute (EMI) is pleased to announce a new summer program aboard the Tall Ship Lynx. EMI partners with Tall Ship Lynx each year to bring on-the-water experiences to Nantucket students, as well as public programs during the summer season to Island visitors and residents. The Tall Ship Lynx is an educational sailing vessel dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America’s struggle to preserve its independence, with close attention to the maritime
Nantucket Island, MA – Egan Maritime Institute (EMI) is pleased to bring author, Will Sofrin to the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum on Monday, July 10th. We invite curious minds of all ages to join us for an interactive talk and presentation with All Hands on Deck author Will Sofrin. All Hands on Deck is Sofrin’s memoir of the epic adventure delivering the Rose to Hollywood for the film Master and Commander.After Sofrin’s talk, he will conduct a brief Q&A and a book signing. The gift shop at the
Egan Maritime Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for the season on Friday, May 26, 2023. This year’s featured exhibition, Rum Runners and Rum Chasers: Nantucket, Prohibition & the U.S. Coast Guard, continues our series honoring the organizations that came together in 1915 to form the U.S. Coast Guard. The exhibit presents how demands of war, technology, and law enforcement changed America’s oldest maritime military force. With the enactment of
This winter, Egan Maritime Institute is opening the doors to its Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum to the Nantucket Community. Curious minds of all ages will be able to explore the museum and partake in a series of programs designed to celebrate and promote Nantucket’s seafaring history. “The Museum is typically closed to the public in winter, but this year we've designed a lineup of community programs for all ages. We are collaborating with a variety of community organizations to ensure our programs are
Egan Maritime Institute will host our second annual Thanksgiving weekend art sale. Each year, we host a unique opportunity for Nantucket art and history lovers to purchase items from the Egan Foundation’s collection. The sale includes works by Charman, Fischer, Stobart, and Greenleaf. All items offered are either from Bud and Dorothy Egan’s estate or donated to Egan Maritime with the express purpose of helping to fund the foundation’s educational programs. “We are thrilled to be able to share a selection