October 1956Vol. 4 No. 2


  • Officers (p. 2)
  • Editorial (p. 4)
  • Our New President (p. 5)
  • Sixty-Second Annual Meeting (p. 7)
  • Annual Report of the President 1955–56 (p. 11)
  • “The Challenge of an Island Heritage” by Edouard A. Stackpole (p. 16)
  • “Moody Ahab and his Heaven-Insulting Purpose” by A. Stuart Pitt (p. 23)
  • History Making Events (p. 28)
  • “Keziah Coffin Fanning’s Diary” by Nancy S. Adams (p. 35)
  • “Joseph C. Hart” by Everett U. Crosby (p. 39)
  • Membership Report (p. 41)
  • Answers to Whaling Museum Quiz (p. 43)
  • Quiz Yourself on the Whaling Museum (p. 44)

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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