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158 Polpis Road, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 | 508/228-1885
Photographer: Reena Bammi
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Open daily in summer; closed between Columbus day and Memorial Day
Last Reviewed
February 14, 2012
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This beloved local institution is dedicated to the heroism of stalwart islanders who routinely braved all odds to rescue shipwrecked sailors. Fresh from a $3 million renovation, the location exhibits more than 5,000 locally found objects, including surfboats, beach carts, and poignant vintage photographs. Don't miss the museum's Shipwreck Gallery for chilling accounts of daring rescues, including The Great Gale of 1879, when more than 40 sailors were saved.

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Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum

This beloved local institution is dedicated to the heroism of stalwart islanders who routinely braved all odds to rescue shipwrecked sailors. Fresh from a $3 million renovation, the location exhibits more than 5,000 locally found objects, including surfboats, beach carts, and poignant vintage photographs. Don't miss the museum's Shipwreck Gallery for chilling accounts of daring rescues, including The Great Gale of 1879, when more than 40 sailors were saved.