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2012-06-06 02:23:02

NANTUCKET, Mass., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westmoor Club Nantucket, nestled high on a hill with breathtaking views, exclusive and private, boasts 15 acres of meticulously groomed gardens, exceptionally designed facilities, and stately amenities, today announced its enthusiasm about being part of Nantucket Island's First Book Festival. The Nantucket Book Festival will host a weekend of panel discussions, talks and readings for adults and children by island and 'off' island writers...

2012-05-24 02:21:31

NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Egan Maritime Institute announces "Guiding Lights: Nantucket's Lighthouses, Keepers & their Families,'' an exhibition celebrating the island's historic monuments, at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum from May 24 - October 8, 2012. This warming exhibit celebrates the beacons of light and the families that guided mariners through the treacherous shoals for centuries that surround Nantucket. Before modern technology,...

2011-09-01 07:00:00

NANTUCKET, Mass., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nantucket Project is a new 'ideas conference' that has a refreshing take on the inspirational concept. The inaugural Nantucket Project conference will take place at the White Elephant hotel on Nantucket Island Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2nd, and will feature a unique format designed to promote heightened engagement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/NE59046LOGO ) The Nantucket Project's inaugural theme...

2011-08-24 13:34:00

NANTUCKET, Mass., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New uses like wind and tidal energy facilities and aquaculture projects need to co-exist with recreational boaters and transportation networks in our ecologically-sensitive coastal waterways. How do communities balance competing demands in their coastal waters? How should we decide what uses go where? Regional management plans to ensure that our waters are sustainably used and protected, mandated by the Obama administration, are...

2011-05-03 09:15:00

NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Egan Maritime Institute announces ''Storm Stories! 1991: An Island Remembers,'' an exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversaries of Hurricane Bob and The No-Name Storm, at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum from May 27 - October 10, 2011. A heart wrenching exhibition, "Storm Stories!" revisits a time of extreme devastation on Nantucket Island by recalling the photographs and stories of those who lived and worked on the...

2010-09-08 05:00:00

NANTUCKET, Mass., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As sea levels continue to rise, what are coastal communities doing to adapt to and mitigate a situation that could result in the eventual displacement of millions of Americans and destroy beaches and coastal ecosystems? Leading government officials, policy-makers, scientists, insurance experts and others will join together at a conference here on September 24 to explore the issues from various points of view and discuss how some communities are...

2010-05-24 08:30:00

NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Egan Maritime Institute and the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum have launched ACKweather.com, a new website that provides detailed weather, wind, surf and tide information for Nantucket Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The user-friendly website consolidates geo-specific data from various trusted and reliable online outlets, such as NOAA, to serve as a centralized resource for commercial and leisure fisherman, cruisers,...

2010-04-28 08:30:00

NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Egan Maritime Institute announces ''Sea Dogs! Great Tails of the Sea,'' an exhibition celebrating seafaring dogs, at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and historic Coffin School from May 22 - October 11, 2010. A traveling exhibition originally developed by Mystic Seaport®, "Sea Dogs!" tells stories of lifesaving dogs, United States Coast Guard dogs, fishing dogs and Lighthouse dogs with a long maritime...

2010-04-02 17:31:00

HYANNIS, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Audra Parker, president and CEO of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, today released the following statement: "This is a great victory for the people of Cape Cod and the Islands, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all citizens of this country who care deeply about protecting national treasures like Nantucket Sound. The federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has today recommended that Secretary Salazar deny or relocate the...

2010-01-13 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in meetings with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Native American tribal leaders, towns, land use planning agencies, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and others will propose a compromise that moves the project to an alternate site in close proximity to the disputed location and that respects the concerns of Native Americans and other stakeholders, and provides the developer with a strong, economically viable location for Cape Wind. The...