Egan Maritime Institute

Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum features permanent and changing exhibitions that will fascinate both children and adults. Permanent exhibits are devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard today.

From a collection of over 5,000 artifacts, other highlights of the museum include period surfboats, beach carts, vintage photographs, and a Fresnel lenses from Brant Point Lighthouse and another from Great Point Light.