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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

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Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Nantucket's settlement by the English did not begin in earnest until 1659, when Thomas Mayhew sold his interest to a group of investors, led by Tristram Coffin, "for the sum of thirty Pounds...and also two beaver hats, one for myself, and one for my wife". The "nine original porchasers" were Tristram Coffin, Peter Coffin, Thomas Macy, Christopher Hussey, Richard Swain, Thomas Barnard, Stephen Greenleafe, John Swain and William Pike. Seamen and tradesmen began to populate Nantucket, such as Richard Gardner (arrived 1667) and Capt. John Gardner (arrived 1672), sons of Thomas Gardner (planter).wikipedia


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1676 - November 16 - 1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket Mass

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1795 - Bank of Nantucket Established
In 1795, Bank of Nantucket was established with capital of $100,000.

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News  1820 - November 20 – After the sinking of the American whaleship Essex of Nantucket by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean the survivors are left afloat in three small whaleboats.
They eventually resort, by common consent, to cannibalism to allow some to survive.
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November 20, 1820
1841 - August 11 (Wednesday) Frederick Douglass spoke in front of the Anti-Slavery Convention in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

August 11, 1841
News  1841 - October 3 - An October gale, the worst of record for Nantucket, MA, caught the Cape Cod fishing fleet at sea. Forty ships were driven ashore on Cape Cod, and 57 men perished from the town of Truro alone.

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October 3, 1841
NANTUCKET TOWN. [Pop. 9,012. Inc. 1687.]
The town-of Nantucket (marked n) is situated at the west end of a sort of bay, on the north...Read MORE...

1890 Nantucket Massachusetts
Nantucket, the town, embraces the entire island of the same name, and the smaller islands of...Read MORE...

1906
Nantucket, a banking post=town, capital of Nantucket co., Mass., is on the N. shore of the island...Read MORE...

News  1909 - Six Killed In Crash at Sea.
The White Star liner Republic, rammed by the Italian liner Florida, in the fog off Nantucket,...Read MORE...

News  1934 - SEVEN SAILORS PERISH IN COLLISION OF LINER WITH LIGHTSHIP DURING THICK FOG.
Nantucket, Mass., May 16. - The 43,000-ton liner Olympic, groping its way through a heavy fog,...Read MORE...

1952 - February 18 - Winds gusting to 72 mph created mountainous snowdrifts of the 18 inches of snow which buried Nantucket and Hyannis. A barometric pressure reading of 29.02 inches was reported at the center of the storm.

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News  1956 - July 25 - The Andrea Doria sank in dense fog near Nantucket Lightship, MA.
The ship was rammed by the Swedish-American liner, Stockholm, forty-five miles off the coast of...Read MORE...

1965 - August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.
Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For ...Read MORE...


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