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Exploring Nantucket's History

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Spending time anywhere but the beach on Nantucket can be hard to justify. After all, this small island 30 miles from the coast of Cape Cod offers some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world. But when you do tear yourself away from the shoreline there is an abundance of history to discover. Explore Nantucket's heyday as the whaling capital of the world, see the oldest working mill in the United States, and learn about the first professional female astronomer in the country.
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