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Historic Nantucket

Historic Nantucket is published biannually.

With each issue readers are drawn into the history of the island. Themes as diverse as whaling, genealogy, and folk art are explored by contributing researchers and Nantucket Historical Association staff.

For forty years, members of the Nantucket Historical Association have been receiving this valuable and fascinating publication. To receive Historic Nantucket please become a member of the NHA. For more information, or to contribute to the magazine, please contact us.

Historic Nantucket Articles

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Spring/Summer 2014 (Vol 64, No. 1)
NHA Historic Properties

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Fall 2013 (Vol 63, No. 2)
Representative Lives

  • Cucumber Archipelago: A Nantucket Reunion in the South Pacific
    by Edward D. Melillo (p.4)
  • Last Seen in Tahiti Captain Charles Veeder Disappears
    by Betsy Tyler (p.10)
  • "No News of Murphy" A Deserter in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
    by Jeffrey J. Murphy (p.16)
  • Alexander Hussey: A Nantucket Ship Carpenter's Hawaiian Legacy
    by Pualani Case (p.18)
  • Sampson Dyer Portrait of a Nantucket Mariner
    by Elizabeth Oldham (p.19)

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Spring 2013 (Vol 63, No. 1)
Representative Lives

  • Samuel Haynes Jenks by Blair Deborah Newcomb (p.4)
  • Jedidah Lawrence by Elizabeth Oldham (p.9)
  • Robert F.Mooney by Kenneth Roman (p.10)
  • Eileen P.McGrath by Betsy Tyler (p.16)

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Spring 2012 (Vol 62, No. 2)
The Melville Issue

  • The Unemployable Herman Melville: Nothing else to do" but Sign on a Whaleship by Hershel Parker (p.4)
  • "Very Like a Whale": Editions of Moby-Dick, by Mary K. Bercaw Edwards (p.11)
  • Free Speech and Bike Paths: Nantucket's Morris Ernst, by Kenneth Roman (p. 20)
  • Literature and Life, by Nathaniel Philbrick(p. 3)
  • "Mystery Man" Identity Revealed, by Robert Hellman(p. 21)
  • NHA News Notes(p. 22)

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Fall 2011 (Vol 61, No. 3)
The Whaling Issue

  • Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and the NHA's Whaling Logs: Some Comparisons, by Leslie W. Ottinger, M.D. (p.4)
  • Naming the Pacific: Howland Island, New Nantucket, Guano, Amelia Earhart, and the Minerva Smyth, by Stuart M. Frank, Ph. D. (p. 10)
  • Some Remarks About Nantucket Whalecraft Makers: A Collector's Chronicle, by Robert Hellman (p. 15)

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Spring 2011 (Vol 61, No. 1)
The Henry Coffin House

  • Henry Coffin: A Portrait, by Betsy Tyler (p.4)
  • A Legacy in Brick:The Home of Henry Coffin, by Mark Avery & Andy Buccino (p.6)
  • Henry Coffin Carlisle's Attic Museum, by Miles Carlisle (p. 10)
  • The Garden at 75 Main, by Kathrina Pearl (p. 14)

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Fall 2010 (Vol 60, No. 3)
America, Whaling & The World

  • Two Illustrated Nantucket Whaling Journals in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, by Michael P. Dyer (p.5)
  • Bino, Old Jack, and Some Others: Pets on Whaleships, by Dr. Leslie W. Ottinger (p.9)
  • Thomas Nickerson's Account of the Wreck of the Two Brothers, by Ben Simons (p. 12)
  • Lost and Found in Papahanaumokuakea Marine Nantucket Monument: The Possible Wreck Site of the Nantucket Whaleship Two Brothers, by Kelly Gleason, Ph. D. and Jason T. Raupp, Ph. D. Candidate (p. 13)
  • The Earliest Picture of the Essex Disaster, by Klaus Barthelmess (p.18)

Additional Articles on the Wreck of
the Two Brothers

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Spring 2010 (Vol 60, No. 1)
In Memoriam: Walter Beinecke Jr. (1918-2004)

  • My Satisfaction in Life: Walter Beinecke Jr., A statement of his personal philosophy
  • "Preservation was enlightened self-interest," Walter Beinecke Jr. and the Nantucket Historical Trust, by Betsy Tyler
  • In Memoriam: Walter Beinecke Jr., by Jim Lentowski

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Fall 2009 (Vol 59, No. 3) Whaling

 

Summer 2009 (Vol. 59, No. 2) Annual Report

Spring 2009 (Vol. 59, No. 1) 350th Anniversary of Nantucket's Early Settlers

Fall 2008 (Vol 58, No. 4) Whaling

Summer 2008 (Vol. 58, No. 3):

Volumation of the Historic Nantucket now skips to Vol. 58

Winter 2008 (Vol. 57, No. 1): An Island of Characters


Summer 2007 (Vol. 56, No. 3): Nantucket Art Colony

Winter 2007 (Vol. 56, No. 1): Whaling

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Summer 2006 (Vol. 55, No. 3): Theatre Issue

Winter 2006 (Vol. 55, No. 1)

Commemorative Issue (Vol. 54, Nos. 3 & 4)

Winter 2005 (Vol. 54, No. 1): Of Whales and Whaling

Fall 2004 (Vol. 53, No. 4): Gleanings

Summer 2004 (Vol. 53, No. 3): Summer Stories

Spring 2004 (Vol. 53, No. 2): Researching Nantucket

Winter 2004 (Vol 53, No. 1): Saw a comet ablazing...

Fall 2003 (Vol. 52, No. 4): A Nineteenth Century Chronicle

Summer 2003 (Vol. 52, No. 3): Nantucketers Remembered

Spring 2003 (Vol. 52, No. 2): Vine & Hearts

Winter 2003 (Vol. 52, No. 1): Winter Tales

Fall 2002 (Vol. 51, No. 4): Nantucket Harvest

Summer 2002 (Vol. 51, No. 3): Collections

Spring 2002 (Vol. 51, No. 2): The Other Islanders

Winter 2002 (Vol 51, No. 1): Around the Globe

Fall 2001 (Vol 50, No. 4): The No-Name Storm and Other Anniversaries

Summer 2001 (Vol. 50, No. 3): Brave Buildings

Spring 2001 (Vol 50, No. 2): Annual Report

Winter 2001 (Vol. 50, No. 1): Spirituality

Fall 2000 (Vol. 49, No. 4): Love, Marriage, & Family

Summer 2000 (Vol 49, No. 3): Making Nantucket Connections

Spring 2000 (Vol. 49, No. 2): Annual Report

Winter 2000 (Vol. 49, No. 1)

Fall 1999 (Vol 48, No. 4): Wrecked on the Feejees

Summer 1999 (Vol 48, No. 3): Gold Rush

Spring 1999 (Vol. 48, No. 2): Annual Report

Winter 1999 (Vol. 48, No. 1): Historic Interiors

Fall 1998 (Vol 47, No. 4)

Summer 1998 (Vol 47, No. 3): Whaling

Spring 1998 (Vol. 47, No. 2): Annual Report

Winter 1998 (Vol 47, No. 1): Family Roots

Fall 1997 (Vol. 46, No. 4): Island Voices

Summer 1997 (Vol. 46, No. 3)

Spring 1997 (Vol. 46, No. 2): Annual Report

Winter 1997 (Vol. 46, No. 1): Winter Tales

Fall 1996 (Vol. 45, No. 2): Historic Preservation

Summer 1996 (Vol. 45, No. 1): Annual Report

Spring 1996 (Vol 44, No. 4): Milling About

Winter 1996 (Vol. 44, No. 3): Nantucket's Native Americans

Fall 1995 (Vol. 44, No. 2): Maritime Mementos

Spring 1995 (Vol. 44, No. 1): Westward the Women

Fall 1994 (Vol. 43, No. 3): Fish Stories

Summer 1994 (Vol. 43, No. 2): Centennial Issue

Spring 1994 (Vol. 43, No. 1): The Last of the Old-Time Basketmakers

Winter 1993/1994 (Vol. 41, No. 4; incorrectly labeled Vol. 43, No. 4)

Fall 1993 (Vol. 41, No. 3; incorrectly labeled Vol. 42, No. 3): The Civil War

Summer 1993 (Vol. 41, No. 2): Summer Gatherings

Spring 1993 (Vol. 41, No. 1): Precious Moments

Winter 1992 (Vol. 40 No. 4): Nantucket Women

Fall 1992 (Vol. 40., No. 3): African-American History of Nantucket

Summer 1992 (Vol. 40, No. 2): Summer Memories

Spring 1992 (Vol. 40, No. 1): Recreation

Winter 1991 (Vol. 39, No. 4): Health & Medicine

Fall 1991 (Vol. 39, No. 3): Melville on Nantucket

Summer 1991 (Vol. 39, No. 2): Summer Escapes

Spring 1991 (Vol. 39, No. 1): An Issue of Collections

Winter 1990 (Vol. 38, No. 4): Christmas Memories

Fall 1990 (Vol. 38, No. 3): Tales of 'Sconset

Summer 1990 (Vol. 38, No. 2): New Life in the Oldest House

Spring 1990 (Vol. 38, No. 1): Tuckernuck Remembered

Fall 1988 (Vol. 36, No. 2)

Spring 1988 (Volume 35, No. 4)

October 1987 (Vol. 35, No. 2)

October 1986 (Vol. 34 No. 2)

October 1985 (Volume 33, Number 2)

July 1985 (Vol. 33, No. 1)

January 1985 (Vol. 32, No. 3)

January 1983 (Volume 30, Number 3)

July 1982 (Vol. 30, No. 1)

January 1981 (Vol. 28 No. 3)

July 1976 (Vol. 24 No. 1)

April 1976 (V. 23 No. 4)

April 1973 (Vol 20, no. 4)

October 1970 (Vol. 18, No. 2)

April 1967 (Vol. 14, No. 4)

January, 1965 (Vol. 12, No. 4)

Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association, 1950

Proceedings, 1947

Proceedings, 1929

Proceedings, 1921

Shipwrecks Around Nantucket Since 1940, Prize-Winning School Essay, by Michael Bachman

Annual Winter Gam: A Summary of the High Spots for Absentee Members, by W. Ripley Nelson