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On This Day in Nantucket History

May 15, 1935Read more from May 15, 1935

The British luxury ocean liner Olympic accidentally broadsided the Nantucket lightship, a floating lighthouse moored 40 miles south of Nantucket. Unable to see it in a heavy fog, the Olympic split the Nantucket in half. Read more from May 15, 1935

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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