Egan Maritime Institute

Heroes of the Sea
Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the United States Coast Guard


From  the inception of the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790 to its merger with the United States Lifesaving Service in 1915 to become what we now know of as the United States Coast Guard, please join us in celebrating 225 years of U.S. Coast Guard heritage and service, all encompassed in a display of photographs, information and unique artifacts. 


Additionally, this season, we will have on hand, favorite activities for children from last year, as well as something new and exciting for this year!  With special clues to guide them, children can search for artifacts both in and outside of the museum, they can “hide away” in our replica Massachusetts Humane Society hut, scale ropes as if climbing to a mast, swing on our breeches buoys or “forge through waves” on the lawn of the museum in our new child-size surfboat.  In this way, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum continues its time-honored tradition of offering fun and educational experiences for all ages.