January 22, 1994

Charles Sayles died in 1994 at age 85. Born in Ohio, Charles Sayles shipped out of the Great Lakes on a tanker and landed in Gloucester, MA where he worked on fishing schooners.More Read more from January 22, 1994

January 20, 1892

In 1892 the Coskata Life Saving Station rescued the crew of the British schooner H. P. Kirkham in what is one of the most remarkable Nantucket rescue stories.More Read more from January 20, 1892

January 19, 1809

Edgar Poe was born in 1809. Famous for his macabre mysteries, Poe was one of the earliest American writers to embrace writing short stories. The only novel he ever published is The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, published in 1838. More Read more from January 19, 1809

January 17, 1983

Miss Elma Loines died in 1983 at age 100. Born in Brooklyn and a graduate of Bryn Mawr, Loines spent many summers on Nantucket. In 1959 Loines gave an 8 inch Alvan Clark telescope to the Maria Mitchell Association.More Read more from January 17, 1983

January 15, 1864

Caleb Lyons Depung died of pneumonia at the U.S. General Hospital in Washington, DC in 1864. Depung was a Nantucket farmer who enlisted to fight in the Civil War in 1862 at age 35.More Read more from January 15, 1864

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