Time and Tide Nantucket

Time and Tide Nantucket

Nantucket’s Maritime History Podcast. Brought to you by Egan Maritime Institute.


Wreck of the Andrea Doria
Jun 25 • 22 min
On the night of July 25, 1956 the eastbound Swedish passenger liner Stockholm collided with the westbound Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria in what was to be described as the world’s first major radar assisted collision at sea. The collision happened…
Wrecks of the Great Coastal Schooners
May 21 • 19 min
Beginning in the 1870s, coal shipped from the Delaware River and the Hampton Roads area of the Chesapeake Bay encouraged the building of larger and larger schooners. Three-masted schooners had long been the primary means of transporting coal to Boston…
Wreck of the W.F. Marshall
May 14 • 18 min
In this episode we travel back to March of 1877 when the large sailing bark, W.F. Marshall, bound for New Brunswick, Canada from Hampton Roads, Virginia, got caught in gale force winds and fog off the southern coast of Nantucket and ran aground near…
Great Gale of 1879
May 7 • 24 min
In the late nineteenth century, Nantucket Sound, located in between the major ports of New York and Boston, was one of the most heavily trafficked marine highways in the country. Before the construction of the Cape Cod Canal in 1916, thousands of…
Nantucket South Shoals Lightship
Apr 30 • 37 min
Lightship service in the United Sates spans a period of 165 years from 1820-1985. These floating lighthouses marked shifting shoals and sandbars, harbor entrances, river mouths or any other hazardous location on the water where the building of a…
Wreck of the British Queen
Apr 23 • 33 min
Life in Ireland was desperate in the mid nineteenth century. The Potato Famine of the 1840’s brought about a decade of starvation and illness. More than one million Irish died and another million fled their homeland, emigrating to North America On…
Wreck of the Hazard
Apr 16 • 21 min
The wreck of the Hazard is one of the more mysterious shipwrecks in Nantucket history. The ship set sail for Boston from the Delaware Breakwater on February 12th 1881 and made good time up the coast with favorable winds and tide. However, on the eve…
Skipper Chase and The Wreck of the HP Kirkham
Apr 7 • 25 min
On the night of January, 20th 1892, the three masted schooner, HP Kirkham, encountered a violent winter squall and grounded on the Rose and Crown Shoal approximately 15 miles southeast of Nantucket’s Great Point. The following day, seven lifesavers…