The ever-shifting battalion of sandbars, or shoals, lurking beneath the waters that surround Nantucket have caused between 700 and 800 shipwrecks in recorded history. All three of Nantucket’s lighthouses were originally built as navigational tools, but today, modern technology has rendered the island’s most iconic lighthouse useful only for our viewing pleasure. For those who arrive on Nantucket via ferry, the lighthouse on Brant Point (officially named Brant Point Light) is the little wooden welcome Read more...
They’ve basked in the luxury of beach side summers and they’ve bristled against the most ruthless island winters. Nantucket has three lighthouses, each with its own distinctive look, personality and history.