Saw a Comet Star Ablazing…Winter 2004

Volume 53, no. 1


  • Foreword
    by Frank D. Milligan (p. 4)
  • “Saw a comet star ablazing….”; Log of the New Bedford whaling ship Washington, March 6, 1843
    by Leslie W. Ottinger (p. 6)
  • The Adventurous John Egle; excerpted from The Other Islanders
    by Frances Ruley Karttunen (p. 9)
  • Historic Nantucket Book Section
    Margaret Moore Booker; reviews by Elizabeth Oldham and Kirstin Freeman Gamble (p. 15)
  • Heritage Society Research Project
    by Betsy Tyler (p. 19)
  • Capital Campaign News (p. 20)
  • NHA News (p. 21)

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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