January 1985Winter 1985


  • Nantucket Historical Association Officers and Staff (p. 2)
  • Editorial – “Nantucket’s Challenge of the Present” (p. 5)
  • Waiting for the Telegraph Cable to be Completed – 1886 (p. 6)
  • The Swain Saga by Mrs. Nancy Foote (p. 8)
  • In Memoriam – Robert G. Metters (p. 13)
  • A Beggar’s Funeral Near Concepcion, Chili Observed in 1834 (p. 14)
  • Address Changes/Bequests (p. 15)
  • The Nantucket Historical Association Publishes “The Loss of the Essex” (p. 16)
  • The Young Boy and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway’s Visit to Nantucket Island by Susan F. Beegal (p. 18)
  • Embarking on a New Voyage (p. 31)

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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