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NAREB Member Directory

Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers ACK Distinctive Properties, LLC.

P.O. Box 254 Nantucket, MA 02554 508-330-4432

Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

508-228-7707 82 Easton Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Bamber Real Estate

508-228-1416 PO Box 26 Nantucket, MA 02554

Bass Point Realty

508-228-6515 85 Pleasant Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Craigville Realty

Islandwide Realty

Denby Real Estate

J Pepper Frazier Co

508-775-3174 PO Box 216 West Hyannisport, MA 02672 508-228-2522 2 Thirty Acres Lane PO Box 901 Nantucket, MA 02554

Edith Delker Real Estate 508-257-9698 27 Stone Post Way PO Box 790 Siasconset, MA 02564

Exit Cape Realty

508-499-2200 4527 Falmouth Rd Cotuit, MA 02635

Fisher Real Estate

508-221-1115 PO Box 2726 Nantucket, MA 02854

508-228-4407 21 Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Boyce Realty

Great Point Properties

Better Homes @ ACK

508-257-6962 PO Box 453 Siasconset MA 02564

Centre Street Realty

774-333-5154 34 Centre Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Chatfield-Taylor Real Estate 508-228-5828 91 Washington Street Ext. PO Box 1881 Nantucket, MA 02554

Compass Rose Real Estate 508-325-5500 137A Orange Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Congdon & Coleman Real Estate

508-325-5000 57 Main Street PO Box 1199 Nantucket, MA 02554

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508-228-2266 1 North Beach Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Grey Lady Properties

508-257-0064 5 Chuck Hollow Road PO Box 2668 Nantucket, MA 02584

Harbor Light Properties 508-680-1367 25B Washington Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Hunter, Reed & Company 508-325-7000 55 Eel Point Road PO Box 1450 Nantucket, MA 02554-1450

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Island Properties

508-228-6999 35A Old South Road Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-6396 PO Box 987 Nantucket, MA 02554 508-228-3202 19 Centre Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Jordan Real Estate

Reinemo Realty

508-680-1839 9 Cachalot Lane Nantucket, MA 02554

’Sconset Real Estate

508-257-6335 Post Office Square PO Box 122 Siasconset, MA 02564

Shepherd Real Estate

508-228-4449 8 Federal Street Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-5668 Zero Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Killen Real Estate

Tea Rose Realty


Territory Real Estate

Lee Real Estate

Vaughan Machado Real Estate

508-228-0976 10 Easy Street, PO Box 1166 Nantucket, MA 02554 508-325-5090 Anchor Village 37 Old South Road #5 Nantucket, MA 02554 508-325-5800 10 South Beach Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Maury People

Sotheby’s International Realty 508-228-1881 37 Main Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Nantucket Realty Advisors

508-367-9557 15 N. Beach Street Nantucket, MA 02554

Nantucket Residential Properties Inc

508-280-4420 3 Lyons Street, PO Box 206 Nantucket, MA 02554

Osprey Real Estate

508-228-7890 PO Box 955 Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-7719 22 Golfview Drive PO Box 19 Nantucket, MA 02554 877-860-2239 10 Post Office Square Boston, MA 02109

508-228-5062 5 Sesapana Road PO Box 1095 Nantucket, MA 02554

Welch & Associates Inc. RG 508-228-7777 7 Nashaquisset Lane Nantucket, MA 02554

Westbrook Real Estate

508-257-6206 PO Box 262 Siasconset, MA 02564

Windwalker William Raveis

508-228-9117 12 Oak Street Nantucket, MA 02554 Massachusetts has a mandatory licensee-consumer relationship disclosure that will be provided to you, the consumer, by the real estate agents that you choose to work with. Please make sure to complete this form with your broker, so that agency is disclosed.

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NAREB Welcome

Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers

Welcome to Nantucket … or even better welcome bACK! Have you been coming to Nantucket for years and always dreamed of owning a home here? Do you have a property on Nantucket that you are thinking of selling? Perhaps you have a home here you’d like to list as a summer rental? Or, maybe, you’re not quite ready to build or buy here, and you’re looking to rent a home on Nantucket for your next vacation. You’re in the right place. Nantucket offers some of the most beautiful and valuable real estate in the United States. Here you will find a rare combination of beautiful beaches, world class restaurants & shops, a low-key lifestyle and an enduring commitment from the community to preserve Nantucket’s significant history and conserve its stunning beaches and open land. No wonder Nantucket draws so many visitors every year from across

the United States and the world … many of whom ultimately choose to buy, build or rent a home here. Whatever you need and whenever you need it, if it involves real estate on Nantucket, we, the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), are here to provide you with the local knowledge, resources and professional expertise to help you accomplish your goals. NAREB is comprised of 39 offices and nearly 300 agents. Our members are experienced and knowledgeable real state professionals who strive for excellence every day. So when you need anything real estate related on Nantucket, contact a NAREB office or talk to one of our agents and take the first step towards a great real estate experience!

NAREB Executive Board

President/ Past President Ken Beaugrand • Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate Vice President Gloria Grimshaw • Jordan Real Estate Secretary/Past President Dalton Frazier • J Pepper Frazier Company

Treasurer Cynthia Lenhart • Compass Rose Real Estate

Past President Edward Sanford • Great Point Properties

Member-at-Large Michael O’Mara • Berkshire Hathaway Island Properties Member-at-Large David Boyce • Boyce Realty

Publications Committee

Education Committee

Community Outreach Committee

Bruce Beni Lee Real Estate

Chair Marion Roland Conley J Pepper Frazier Company

Chair Heidi Drew Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate

Debbie Killen Killen Real Estate Jeff Lee Lee Real Estate

Jack Bulger Grey Lady Real Estate Lara Hanson Congdon and Coleman Real Estate Kim Owen Jordan Real Estate

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Kim Owen Jordan Real Estate

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Volume 10 • Issue 3 • Late Summer 2018

NAREB Member Directory........................................................ 2 NAREB Welcome....................................................................... 4 Nantucket by the Numbers...................................................... 8 Late Summer Harvest: Where the Wild Things Are..............10 Celebrating 50 Years of Cottage Style................................... 12 Late Summer Event Highlights............................................... 14 Broker Directory...................................................................... 141

Sales: Corinne Giffin

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Real Estate News & Property Listings Current Issue Vol 10 Issue 3 Late Summer 2018 Visit Real Estate

Nantucket Events Home Design & Decorating Landscapers & Lawn Care Build, Repair & Renovate Building Specialties

Editorial: Suzanne Daub

Hardscapes, Gardening & Fences

Design: Louise Martling

Cleaning, Caretaking, Property Managers

Cover Photo: Brian Sager Nantucket Home Real Estate News & Property Listings is a publication of the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), published four times a year. The print version is distributed free on Nantucket & elsewhere; the digital version is at All contents of this magazine, including without limitations the design, advertisements, photos, and editorial content, are copyrighted 2018 by Coastal Internet Access, Inc (CIA, Inc.). No portion of this magazine may be copied, reprinted, or reproduced in any form without express written permission of CIA, Inc.

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For inquiries about our publishing schedule and details on advertising or to tell us what you would like to see in Nantucket Home, please send an email to Suzanne Daub at or call 508-228-9165.

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Nantucket by the Numbers

The Nantucket Whaling Museum 1930

Nantucket Whaling Museum first opens to the public.

90,000 people visit the museum each year.


A 40-ton sperm whale dies on Low Beach on New Year’s Eve. The skeleton now hangs in the museum.


The newly redesigned Nantucket Whaling Museum opens.


artifacts are displayed in the Museum.


pieces of scrimshaw are in the museum’s Scrimshaw Gallery.

From the mid-1700s to the late 1830s the island was the whaling capital of the world, with as many as 150 ships making port in Nantucket during its peak.


The Whaling Museum receives accreditation from the American Association of Museums, an honor bestowed

1 of every 22 museums in the country. The museum was reaccredited in 2017.

upon fewer than

Photos Courtesy of Nantucket Historical Association

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During its whaling days, Nantucket was the third largest city in Massachusetts, with a population of 10,000. Only Boston and Salem were larger. The average whaler spent 2-3 years on each voyage with just 3-4 months at home on Nantucket between trips. Whaling was a dangerous business: in 1810 there were 472 fatherless children on Nantucket, while nearly a quarter of the women over the age of 23 (the average age of marriage) had lost their husbands to the sea.

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Late Summer Harvest:

Where the Wild Things Are by Carl Oscar Olson


efore European settlers arrived on Nantucket, the island was inhabited by the indigenous Wampanoag people. They numbered in the thousands and thrived not only due to their cultivation of corn and beans, but because of the richness of the environment around them. With the convenience of modern agriculture and mass production, it’s easy to forget about the local harvest that supported generations here on Nantucket. So let’s fill our bellies, feed our souls, and have some fun in the process. Grapes can be found growing wild in many different countries and climates around the world. We love them as sweet snacks fresh or dried, in preserves, and, of course, made into luxurious libations. During late summer, clusters of wild grapes can be seen hanging from vines all across our island. The vines do best in full sun, so keep your eyes peeled along roadsides and trail edges, over fences, and around tall trees. One species native to Nantucket is the Fox Grape. They can be found in a variety of island habitats but seem to do best in moist soil, which is why they are plentiful in bogs and swampy areas like the UMass Nantucket Field Station in Polpis, Squam Swamp, near the Hidden Forest, and around Windswept Bog. The flowers and heart-shaped leaves are easy to overlook in the summer, but once late August turns into September, the smell of grapes adds sweet notes to our salty sea breezes.

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You definitely smell them well before you see them, so get in the habit of keeping some fruit buckets in your car for impromptu harvesting. Just make sure that you are not picking on private property (or, if you are, get permission). Though the flavor of the Fox Grape is considered to be too potent for wine making, they are nice for a nibble on your hike, preserving in jams and jellies, or juicing. They’re also delicious in sweet sauces and reductions. Fresh grapes freeze well and the leaves are edible, too. Try them in salads to enjoy their bitter, citrusy flavor, or blanch some for your own homemade Dolma. For bread bakers who want to try an old fashioned challenge, the skin and berries of wild grapes attract wild yeast (the white powdery substance on the skins), so grapes can be used to make sourdough starter. To make delicious and rich grape preserves with wild grapes, first pick and pick over 6 cups of grapes. Wash them well (twice at least, three times if they are sandy), and pick out all remaining debris. Then put the grapes in a heavy pan with 6 cups of white sugar. Stir and heat to a rolling boil, then turn the heat down as low as you can with the mixture still boiling. Boil for 20 minutes. Cool slightly and then press the grape mixture through a strainer to remove the seeds and skins. Stir the preserves, put them in jars, and use your usual method (heat or paraffin) to seal. Continued on page 59

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50 Years

of Cottage Style by Suzanne Daub


ottage Style has been defined as light, airy, inviting—

On on April 1, 1968, Bill and Andy took ownership of The Cloth

a comfortable look characterized by mismatched

Company, reopening it as Nantucket Looms, Inc., a shop and

furniture with graceful lines, weathered finishes, textural

weaving studio at 16 Main Street. A collaboration between the

elements, natural-fiber rugs, and beachy colors in soft blues, white,

two men, Nantucket Looms offered not only fine handwoven

and sandy beiges. It’s a design perfectly suited to island living,

fabrics and clothing, but also island crafts and gifts. In addition,

but more than that, it’s a lifestyle perfectly suited to Nantucket.

they taught island weavers and mentored many island craftspeople. In 1974, Liz Winship joined Bill and Andy and their Looms

Many credit the popularity of this style of interior design on

family as a “shop girl” and stayed for 40 years. She helped them

our island to Nantucket Looms, which is celebrating its 50th

add home accessories, pottery, baskets, and art to their inventory.

anniversary this year, and to William Euler and Andrew Oates, who were integral to the story of Nantucket Looms. This influential

Describing herself as “the man who came to dinner and never

pair’s home “The Shack” was the epitome of the distinct yet

left,” Winship took over the business in 1993. She continued the

understated Cottage Style before there was even a name for it,

Nantucket Looms tradition of supporting local artists and artisans.

and at Nantucket Looms they offered for sale home furnishings

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and decor that reflected their tastes. Bill and Andy, as they became fondly known, first came to Nantucket in the later 1950s as the manager and the head cook at The Woodbox Inn & Restaurant on Fair Street. It was there that they met Walter Beinecke, Jr, founder of the Nantucket Historical Trust and his wife, Mary Ann Beinecke. The Beineckes hired Oates, a skilled weaver, to oversee design and production of hand-woven fabrics in the restoration of The Ocean House (now The Jared Coffin House). When this project was completed, Bill became manager of the hotel and Andy worked at The Cloth Company of Nantucket, creating and selling needlepoint,

In part as a result of the restoration work downtown led by Beinecke and the Nantucket Historical Trust, in 1966 Nantucket’s Old Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark. In 1975, the designation was broadened to include the entire island. Tourism surged, and, with the rest of the island, textile art, crafts, and fine art were revitalized.

Photo: Nantucket Looms

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Nantucket Late Summer Event Highlights Here are some of our favorites and regularly scheduled summer events. For an up-to-date calendar of daily events, visit

Special Events Nantucket by Design: August 1-4

Nantucket by Design is the premier fundraiser for the Nantucket Historical Association, and brings together those who love design with those who are experts at design. There are cocktail parties, luncheons, panels, parties, and even a picnic. Tickets at 508-2281894, ext 130.

Big Game Battle: August 9-11

An offshore sport fishing tournament held on Nantucket. Fishing is done east or south of the island for a wide variety of game fish from bluefin, yellowfin, albacore, mahi mahi, blue marlin, white marlin, big eye, and more. The Nantucket Boat Basin is centrally located to fish these waters.

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Boston Pops on Nantucket: August 11

This fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital brings thousands of people together at Jetties Beach for an unforgettable night of entertainment. All funds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health & wellbeing of the island community. This year’s special guest is RAIN, A Tribute to The Beatles. 508-825-8250.

Nantucket Race Week & Opera House Cup: August 11-19

Nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, & parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. Race Week culminates with the Opera House Cup, the first all-wooden single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast. Spectators can watch the colorful Harbor Start from the beach at Brant Point the morning of August 19. Continued on page 58

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Photo: Yellow Productions

Celebrating 50 Years - Continued from page 13 Even today, between 9 am and 10 am daily, local artists are invited

included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and many other first ladies,

to stop in and show the managers at Nantucket Looms their work

Bunny Mellon, Princess Grace of Monaco, Chanel, The National

for potential consignment. Liz also initiated interior design services,

Gallery, and the LBJ Library. Weaving will always be the

embracing the classic simplicity of Bill and Andy’s Cottage Style.

foundation of their business: Nantucket Looms is the only production handweaving studio in the country. The second floor

In 2011, Nantucket Looms, which had moved from its original

of 51 Main Street is occupied by five looms and on-site weavers,

location at historic 16 Main Street to Federal Street, moved

and several other island weavers work for The Looms from their

back to Main Street, this time at #51. Two years later, Bess Clark,

home studios. Though they no longer produce upholstered fabrics,

Liz Winship’s daughter, became CEO of Nantucket Looms, Inc.

other Looms traditions are continued: it’s a rare island home that

In the spirit of collaboration that has always been part of the

doesn’t have a handwoven throw or blanket made by one of the

culture of The Looms, Bess works with head weaver and custom

weavers at Nantucket Looms.

fabrics manager Rebecca Peraner and Stephanie Hall, who oversees interior design and retail purchasing.

The Nantucket Historical Association has recently received an “historically significant” donation from Julie Beinecke Stackpole of

Nantucket Looms now has an interior design division with a full

more than 100 artifacts from her mother, Mary Ann Beinecke, that

sampling library, which is an impressive resource for designers

includes many items relating to The Cloth Company of Nantucket,

and homeowners. “We work with many of the island’s interior

the Nantucket School of Needlery, and Nantucket Looms.

designers, architects, builders, homeowners, and real estate

“The Nantucket craft revival was a key aspect of the transformation

agents,” Clark explained, “whether they are starting from scratch

of the island in the 1960s and 1970s,” explained Michael Harrison,

or doing ‘design to sell,’ we can help.”

Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator, “and the NHA has been making concerted efforts to be certain that revival is represented

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among our artifact and archival holdings.”

According to Robert Frazier, who curated a 2014 exhibit for the Nantucket Historical Association and the Artists Association of Nantucket on Cottage Style and the Oates-Euler Collection, the following “design elements of cottage-style living” can still be seen in many Nantucket homes: o Pastel or white interior paint schemes coupled with plain wooden floors and open ceilings o Country furniture and weathered wooden tables o Handmade textiles in muted earth colors, fabrics in stripes and solids of garden green or seaside blues, natural fiber rugs, and woven or quilted bed covers o Objects d’art, often paired, that include earthenware vessels, antique tins, oil lamps, bird decoys, Asian ceramics, boat models, crafted baskets, art glass, and scrimshaw

Bess Clark agrees with Frazier when he includes in his list of Cottage Style elements “The intangible essentials to cottage living: fresh air, a comfortable ambiance, and the freedom to kick off your shoes.” She explains “It’s more of a way of life: keeping the windows and doors open…it was Bill and Andy’s style of living… We all spend so much time trying to get and to be here on Nantucket, why would you not remember where you are?”

o Summertime flourishes like fresh and dried flowers, beach shells, and beach towels rolled up in floor baskets o Plenty of fine arts and crafts everywhere and art books as well

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Nantucket Late Summer Event Highlights

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Here are some of our favorites and regularly scheduled summer events. For an up-to-date calendar of daily events, visit Swim across America: August 25

Nantucket Swim Across America hosts an annual open water swim at Jetties Beach. Swim half or 1 mile or join the kid splash to raise funds to support cancer treatment and patient care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. Details at

Live Music

A variety of bands and musicians perform daily at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. for details.

Classics in concert...

Nantucket Musical Arts Society has brought world-class artists

to Nantucket for 58 years. Meet the artists the Monday before each concert. Tickets at the door or 508-228-1287.

August 7 – Hongni Wu, Mezzo August 8 – Violinist Yoojin Jang August 15 – Mezzo Greta Feeney and Cellist Ethan Philbrick

Theatre Daddy Long Legs

The Dreamland Film & Cultural Center is hosting a series of live

A new Drama-desk nominated musical On stage through August 10 White Heron Theatre • 508-825-5268 •

August 5 – Ingrid Michaelson, American singer-songwriter with seven albums.

Private Lives

concerts this season. Tickets are available now at

August 8 – Megan Hilty, “Broadway at the Dreamland” August 16 – John Waite, “The Wooden Heart Tour”

Noel Coward’s wickedly funny romp about love and marriage On stage through August 18 White Heron Theatre • 508-825-5268 •

Summer Sunset Series on Tucker’s Roofwalk...

About Alice

August 13 – Coq au Vin August 20 – Foggy Roots August 27 – Ballroom Thieves


Special evening performances on the Whaling Museum’s rooftop observation deck from 7-9 pm, where you can enjoy stunning views of the sunset over Nantucket Harbor, live music, light bites, and a cash bar. Tickets at

Nantucket Supper Club Thursdays at 7:30 pm through August 23

A sophisticated evening reminiscent of an earlier era, with fine dining, stylish dancing, and live music capturing the mood of the 1920s – 1940s. Recommended dress is “Island Elegant” (jackets for men and flowing dresses for women). Details & reservations at or 508-228-4730.

August 9 & 23: featuring the Swingadelic Quartet Local musicians perform on the Porch of The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street • Monday-Saturday

Humorous & poignant story of humorist Calvin Trillin and his wife On stage August 22 – 25 White Heron Theatre • 508-825-5268 •

An extraordinary musical and four-time Tony Award nominee On stage through August 25 Theatre Workshop of Nantucket • 508-228-4305

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing

Hysterical, edgy look at life in a salt shack On stage August 30 – September 15 White Heron Theatre • 508-825-5268 •

The Cocktail Hour

A.R. Gurney’s funny and touching story of family battles On stage September 13 – October 7 Theatre Workshop of Nantucket • 508-228-4305

5:30 to 7:30 pm through the summer

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Late Summer Harvest... - Continued from page 10 When colonists first came ashore in the 1500s, they couldn’t miss the hardy beach plum. Prized for centuries and cousin to the domesticated fruit of the same name, the beach plum thrives in windswept sandy soils from Maryland to Maine. “Creative Commons Beach Plum” by The round, purple fruit August Muench is licensed under CC BY 2.0 contains a large pit and has bitter skin, making it unpleasant to eat raw. But when the fruit is processed into jelly, juice, or wine, the flavor is as distinctively rich as it is deliciously deep. Beach plum shrubs tolerate salt air, but do not reliably produce fruit: many varieties set a crop only once every three or four years, even if they bloomed heavily. Their white flowers “Creative Commons Prunus maritime (Beach Plum)” by Plant Image Library is licensed under CC BY 2.0 bloom during May and June. The fruit that follows (when it follows) is usually ripe enough to pick by the middle of August into September. Most varieties of the fruit are a dark purple when ripe, though smaller than commercial plums found in the store. If you are lucky in your foraging, you can sometimes find a slightly sweeter golden variety. If you see a bush with a brightly colored ribbon tied around it, know that it was already claimed by a fellow forager and find another place to pick. If you’d like to try cultivating beach plum shrubs, check out Oikos Tree Crops, a nursery in Michigan that sells three varieties that can grow successfully on Nantucket.

What should you do with your beach plum bounty? Most harvested beach plums end up in jam or jelly, using a very easy recipe that mixes plums (be sure to include some not-so-ripe plums to take advantage of natural pectin), sugar, and extra pectin if needed. Try adding a cup of port or red wine. Simple though it is, these jars of claret-colored jelly will be prized gifts come winter. Beach plum jelly tastes like a floral version of a not too sweet grape jelly, and it’s delicious on a PB&J, as a condiment with meats, or spread across an English muffin. Another forageable food you don’t have to search high and low for on Nantucket Island are rose hips. Impossible to miss, the small orange and red orbs can be found in late summer and early fall on the rosa rugosa that grow virtually everywhere in the sandy soil of Nantucket. They’re probably on the path you take to the beach and along the road you drive on to get there. A native of East Asia, the beach rose was introduced into the United States as an ornamental plant in the mid1800s. By the early 1900s, it was reported growing all across Nantucket. Rose hips are the seed pods left behind when the delicate roses drop petals and fade away. The hips ripen in autumn, when they turn bright orange-red, and if you can wait to harvest them till after the first frost, they will be easier to work with. Though it is most commonly found dried in teas, the cranberry-like flavor of the rose hip has many other applications in the kitchen. They make a brightly flavored spread not unlike marmalade, sweet and versatile syrups—even ice cream and wine can be made from rose hips. They are also fine to eat raw, though most folks find them much too tart. It is estimated that they contain 4 to 40 times the vitamin C in oranges. Not only are they great to cook with, rose hips have been used for centuries as a natural remedy to a number of ailments.

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Nantucket Late Summer Event Highlights

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Here are some of our favorites and regularly scheduled summer events. For an up-to-date calendar of daily events, visit

Learning through Lectures...

2018 Geschke Lecture Series - Each summer, the Nantucket Atheneum presents a diverse roster of speakers who address the issues of the day as part of their Geschke Lecture Series. Tickets are on sale at the library or at August 6 Jon B. Alterman on

“Jerusalem’s Enduring Power Explained”

August 9 “A Conversation with General David Petraeus” August 13 Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns “America’s Global Leadership in Crisis”

Weekly Maritime Speaker Series

Thursday mornings at 10 am through August 23, a variety of local experts talk about maritime subjects, including the island’s lighthouses, history of the Fresnel lens, lighthouse keepers, boating safety, and fun maritime facts. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road

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Science Speaker Series

Each summer, the Maria Mitchell Association hosts scientists and research experts on a wide variety of scientific topics. Some of the topics highlight research here on Nantucket. Broaden your knowledge and appreciation for science and attend the MMA’s Speaker Series. 7 pm in the MMA Science Center, 33 Washington Street. Admission $10 (free to members).

August 9

“The Stardust Mission: Snatching a Sample of a Comet”

August 15

“Tracking the Annual Return of the North Atlantic Right Whale”

August 22 August 29

Free talk by Professor J. Drew Lanham “A Worm Fondness for Regeneration: A Story in Several Segments”

September 5 “Common & Not-So Common

Tick-Borne Diseases on Nantucket”

September 12 Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative

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Late Summer Harvest... - Continued from page 59 From preventing and treating colds, treating stomach issues and intestinal diseases, weight loss, high blood pressure, and even topically on stretch marks. These immune boosters are truly a super-food. To dry rose hips, cut the berry in half and remove the seeds; this is not an easy task, so be patient. Lay them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and cover with a kitchen towel. Store in a cool, dry place, and in a couple weeks you’ll have enough for all your favorite recipes and remedies. Many other rose hip recipes call for straining (jellies) or leaving the berries whole (vinegars) so they don’t have to be seeded. The stalwart, native nature of the rosa rugosa means they are often used in gardens as ornamental shrubs, so avoid picking fruit from any plants that might have been treated with chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Just one more reason to explore the lesser known areas of Nantucket and find them in the wild!

Although the wild grape, the rose hip, and beach plum are prized finds well worth the work, we are not the only island inhabitants who enjoy them. It’s important to take only what you need during your harvesting; you want to leave enough behind for the animals who depend on them for sustenance. Of course, there are a few things to be careful of while on your food finding missions. Always avoid trespassing on private property. Instead, stick to public land or conservation areas that are open to the public. Take measures to protect yourself from ticks and other biting bugs, too. Though DEET is a tried and true repellant, there are a growing number of all-natural sprays and lotions that are proving to be effective. And remember to watch where you walk. Poison ivy is prevalent on the island, and much like the plants you are searching for, it can often be hiding in plain sight. There are very few downsides to seeking your own late summer harvest of wild island plants. Enjoy the fresh air and exercise, enjoy the time spent with friends, and enjoy the simple pleasure of learning something new. Best of all and quite literally, enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Fox Grape Pie Crumb Topping

Grape Filling

1 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/3 cup butter, softened Mix until crumbly.

4 cups of grapes, cleaned well 1-1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Prepare pastry for a one-crust 9-inch pie. To make the pie: Slip skins from grapes and set them aside for a later step. Put the grape pulp in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Press the pulp through a sieve (or food mill) to remove the seeds. Mix pulp with sugar, skins, salt, flour, lemon juice, and butter. Pour into your pie crust and top with crumb topping. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then turn the heat down to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until the pie filling starts to bubble. Continued on page 133

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Rosehip Jelly 4 lbs rose hips 3 1/2 cups sugar 6 cups water 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 package SureJell pectin In a large soup pot, cook the rose hips and the water over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 1 hour (or longer), until rose hips are soft. Mash the rose hips into a rough puree, then pour mixture into a strainer set over a bowl, let strain into the bowl for at least an hour and then press on the solids to extract more juice. Measure out 3 cups of juice. Rinse out the pot and pour in the juice with the sugar, lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a boil, dissolving all the pectin. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.

Beach Plum Cobbler Filling: 4 pounds beach plums, halved and pitted 1 cup granulated sugar 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup of port wine or malbec Topping: 2 cups flour 5 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 tablespoon baking powder 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1⁄2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 3⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream 1 large egg For filling: Preheat oven to 400F. Toss plums, sugar, wine, and cornstarch, in large bowl to coat. Transfer to a 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Bake until thick and bubbling at the edges, about 20 minutes.

For topping: Whisk together flour, 3 tbsp. sugar, baking powder, salt, half the cinnamon, and all the nutmeg in large bowl. Blend butter in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Whisk together 3⁄4 c. whipping cream and the egg. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until blended. Knead only until dough comes together. Mix together the last 2 tbsp of sugar and the other half of the cinnamon in small bowl. Remove beach plum mixture from the oven, stir. Break off pieces of the dough and drop them over the hot plum mixture. Brush dough with remaining cream. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the dough. Bake cobbler until the topping is browned, about 30 minutes. Serve hot or warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Here are some of our favorites and regularly scheduled summer events. For an up-to-date calendar of daily events, visit

Meet Nantucket’s Natural World Nantucket Walkabout Guided Wilderness Hikes

Offering a variety of morning and sunset natural history walks on Nantucket’s protected lands all over the island. For schedule visit

Water Cruises and Tours

Enjoy Island Arts & Crafts ...

Shearwater Excursions offers Seal Cruises, Harbor Tours, Whale Watching Tours, and Sunset Cruises. Book your tours at Endeavor offers sailing adventures and sunset sails. Book your reservations at

Every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, Sustainable Nantucket offers an open air venue to island artisans at their Sustainable Nantucket

Farmers & Artisans Market

Cambridge & N. Union streets

Artists Association of Nantucket has exhibitions, receptions, and workshops at their Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street

August 17 • 6-8 pm A Juried Exhibition: Artist/Patron August 18 • 10 am-3 pm Sidewalk Art Show 2

Atheneum Garden, India St.

August 22 • 6-8 pm

C. Robert Perrin Series Master Artist Demonstration

September 7 • 6-8 pm 10 x 10 Open Exhibition September 12 • 6-8 pm C. Robert Perrin Series

Master Artist Demonstration

September 28 • 6-8 pm People’s Choice

Photo by Alice Breed

Sails on The Lynx

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays through August Sail on this historic tall ship and enjoy Family Adventures, Evenings of Shipwreck Stories & Sea Shanties. Details at and at

Marine Ecology Field Trips with Maria Mitchell Association

Wednesday - Friday • 10 am to 12 noon through August 24 The harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. Learn about island marine life during this program which is part of a long term research project.

Beach Discovery Field Trips with Maria Mitchell Association Mondays • 2 to 4 pm • August 6, 13, and 20 Learn how to identify crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweeds commonly found along Nantucket’s beautiful beaches.

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Here are some of our favorites and regularly scheduled summer events. For an up-to-date calendar of daily events, visit “Early-Bird” Bird Walks

Field Expeditions • Tuesdays • 7 am through September 25 Town Walks • Fridays • 6:30 am through September 28 Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a boutique birding experience at various spots around the island. Pre-register online at

Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Dedicated to preserving & protecting Nantucket’s biologically diverse ecosystems, the Foundation’s property is a living laboratory for research & education and promotes environmental understanding to respect the island’s fragile habitats. They offer nature walks, bird walks, and science picnics through September.

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Stargazing Nights at the Maria Mitchell Observatory

Mondays & Wednesdays in August • 9 to 10:30 pm Nantucket’s clear night skies are perfect for stargazing. Join Maria Mitchell’s professional astronomers for a tour of the sky and telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, & galaxies. Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. $10 (free to members).

Stars & Senses Night Hike

Thursdays • August 2 & 9 • 9 pm An evening hike under the stars: test your night vision, listen for nocturnal animals and learn about their adaptations, take a solo journey if you dare, learn the stories of summer constellations and more. Pre-registration required.

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nantucket HOME Vol 10 Issue 3 • Late Summer 2018

Late Summer 2018

Vol 10 Issue 3

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