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Nantucket, Massachusetts (August 2010)

Nantucket is an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In olden days, it was a whaling port, and, today, it is a popular tourist destination and summer colony. Nantucket was named a National Historic District since it has changed little since the 17th century, with many pre-Civil War colonial buildings, seaside cottages, cobblestone streets and old-fashioned lamps still in existence. Since its origin, Nantucket gained its prominence as a whaling town. Today, the whaling ships have been replaced with pleasure boats. Nantucket is smaller than the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard, but equally beautiful. Locals claim that since Nantucket is further from the main land; fewer “day-trippers” come to the island, unlike the more-touristy Martha’s Vineyard. Their snobbishness may be unjustified, but the pride that they feel for their beautiful island is not.
Nantucket, Massachusetts Photo Travelogue cover page.
Nantucket, Massachusetts Photo Travelogue cover page.
Map of Cape Cod, Massachusetts with the star indicating Nantucket.
Map of Cape Cod, Massachusetts with the star indicating Nantucket.
I rode a bike to the end of Nantucket to Siasconset.
I rode a bike to the end of Nantucket to Siasconset.
The Siasconset post office.
The Siasconset post office.
Next to the post office is this package goods store.
Next to the post office is this package goods store.
Bikes leaned up against the side of the store.
Bikes leaned up against the side of the store.
The Sconset Cafe is a popular eating spot in Siasconset.
The Sconset Cafe is a popular eating spot in Siasconset.
Murray's Toggery Shop on 62 Main Street is where one can buy Nantucket Red pants, the quintessential preppy garb!
Murray's Toggery Shop on 62 Main Street is where one can buy "Nantucket Red" pants, the quintessential "preppy" garb!
The Pacific National Bank is across the street from Murray's in a colonial house built in 1812.
The Pacific National Bank is across the street from Murray's in a colonial house built in 1812.
The Second Congregational Meeting House Unitarian-Universalist Church on Orange Street was built in 1809.
The Second Congregational Meeting House Unitarian-Universalist Church on Orange Street was built in 1809.
The Unitarian Church is home to a collection of trompe l'oeil paintings, a 1831 Goodrich organ and a massive Portuguese bell.
The Unitarian Church is home to a collection of trompe l'oeil paintings, a 1831 Goodrich organ and a massive Portuguese bell.
Typical colonial architecture on Orange Street.
Typical colonial architecture on Orange Street.
A Nantucket house with roses and window boxes.
A Nantucket house with roses and window boxes.
A yellow house with hydrangeas in front.
A yellow house with hydrangeas in front.
Sign on Main Street of indicating of Nantucket's tourist attractions.
Sign on Main Street of indicating of Nantucket's tourist attractions.