Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket

4.8
History Museum · Specialty Museum
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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  • Don't bypass this spot. Not only is it photo worthy, but it's really interesting. Not a huge museum, but well worth the minutes it takes to go through it. The outside is a perfect place for a rest...  more »
  • Compact site celebrates the history of lifesaving on Nantucket and much more about Nantucket's involvement with the sea outside of its whaling history. Dramatic rescues from wrecked sailing...  more »
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  • Really liked this place but a lot smaller than I anticipated.
  • Great little museum with videos, knowledgeable staff, great views.

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