October 1985Fall 1985


  • Nantucket Historical Association Officers and Staff (p. 2)
  • Editorial – “The City in the Ocean” (p. 5)
  • Fred Parker – “The Hermit of Quidnet” (p. 6)
  • “Off to California” The Voyage of the Ship Henry Astor by Edouard A. Stackpole (p. 9)
  • An Unprecedented Indecent on Centre Street “A Whaling Man’s Needlework” by Helen Wilson Sherman (p. 17)
  • “Nantucket, Far Away and Long Ago” by Joseph Warren Phinney and his Granddaughter Diane Taylor Brown (p. 23)
  • Bequests/Address Changes (p. 30)
  • “Obadiah – His Lay of Old Nantucket (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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