whale Nantucket | Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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September 28, 2009

Nantucket

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:15 am

The “faraway island” that the American Indians, the original inhabitants and “owners” of the land in and around Nantucket, was the name they gave this tiny island 30 miles south, southeast of Hyannis Harbor on Cape Cod.  The rolling dunes, the cobblestone streets, the centuries old gas lamps that line the quaint, grey and white architectural landscape, cannot be ignored.  Whaling was the industry that made Nantucket world famous, as settlers from Europe forged a new source of energy that created a boon for this isolated creation of the Last Great Ice Age.  Fortunately, whaling has gone by the wayside, opening up the island for tourism and very expensive vacation homes that leave little to the imagination of what kind of transformation this famous island has made from the days of the Revolutionary War.  Perhaps, the most spectaculor sight on Nantucket comes at Christmas time, when the “Christmas Stroll” lights up the town with decorated Christmas trees and festivities for the whole family to enjoy.  Have a nice Monday!  Peace, M

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