Nantucket and the War of 1812 with Captain Don Peacock and Bill Schustik

Join us for a lecture on the War of 1812 and the significance of the 1814 Battle of Nantucket. Captain Don Peacock will introduce listeners to the most significant engagement in the War of 1812, which took place off the Southeast Quarter at Tom Nevers Head on October 11, 1814.

The program includes a musical performance by American troubadour Bill Schustik.

Bill Schustik (left) and Donald Peacock (right)

Captain Donald E. Peacock, a captain on the Tall Ship Lynx hailing from Nantucket, Lynx is an interpretation of a War of 1812 Privateer.  Peacock shares command with his son, Captain Alex Peacock of Newmarket, NH and Bermuda, Peacock, with Alex, make a 5th generation of traditional sailors with documented service to 1832 with Rear Admiral, George Foster Emmons (GG Grandfather).  Peacock will spend his 64th summer on Nantucket aboard Lynx in the harbor.  Peacock lives in NH with his wife Nancy, 40 years and Skipper their dog when not sailing in various ports on the east coast, lecturing and hosting maritime sailing experiences.

American Troubadour Bill Schustik has spent a life time weaving American legend and song into the fabric of history. His performances have ranged from the wind swept decks of tall ships, to countless musical and concert theaters across the country, and on to command performances at the White House; from intimate gatherings in almost sacred historical settings to literally millions at a seventh game of the World Series. Troubadour Schustik has authored two full length ballets, many television and theatrical productions including the musical “On Shiloh Hill,” produced by Ford’s Theatre.  Through out Bill’s long, traveled career as so many on the island will attest, his inspirational home has always been here on this island of Nantucket.


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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