Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket

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Egan Maritime Institute's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum features permanent and changing exhibitions that will fascinate both adults and children. Highlights in the collection of over 5000 artifacts include period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point and Great Point Lighthouses, vintage photographs and short films about famous wrecks and rescues.

The museum preserves the memory of those Islanders who risked their lives to save shipwrecked mariners. These men served in organizations devoted to maritime rescue, such as the Massachusetts Humane Society, United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard.

The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museum program that offers free admission to active duty military and their families.
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  • We found our way to the museum only to find another of the cherished "fresnel" lenses outside. Once inside we were greeted by Lisa Lazarus. Our guided tour by Mr. Mack (once a "coastie" himself was fa...  more »
  • Brought our friends to the museum as they have never visited the meusem. We are always amazed as to what we learn everyone we go there. The staff is very knowledgeable and well versed. Once again sinc...  more »
  • This museum was interesting and offered a lot of insight into some of the shipwrecks around Nantucket Island. Our guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. However, the museum as a whole could have had ...  more »

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