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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  • This museum is truly unique! Nantucket and shipwrecks are somehow inseparable. They have many videos as welll where you can learn about history of light houses, life on the island and so on. Worth vis...  more »
  • We were delighted to visit the Egan Maritime Museum, it is by far the most amazing history regarding seafaring, shipwrecks, lifesaving, and how the Coast Guard came into being. The historic displays a...  more »

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