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It’s a bit of a misdirection, to say “by foot” because we’ve been covering a lot of ground by foot ever since we arrived.  But today we are taking a walking tour of historic downtown.  As with all our other guides, today’s Historical Society docent was very interesting and well-informed.   We learned a lot more about the interesting citizens of Nantucket (like Macy, Folger and Ben Franklin) and in particular, the substantial… Read More

  What a beautiful, chamber-of-commerce day; warm, but not too hot and a bright blue sky.  A perfect day for a bike tour. Since we are here for a limited amount of time, we decided to take an escorted bike tour to make sure we actually understood what we were seeing.  Jason’s Nantucket Bike Tour’s 2-hour town trip proved to be a great choice.  You can save a few bucks and take a… Read More

  After a leisurely made-to-order breakfast with our Saturday Night Live buddies, we strolled around the lovely Edgartown Cemetery.  The cemetery is an expansive full block in size and is the final resting place of many sea captains, their families and descendents from the mid-1800s until today.  We also discovered the newly completed firehouse museum, with early engines and memorabilia on display.  We had a nice chat with the retired firefighter who first… Read More

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