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Nantucket



Introduction of Nantucket
Island , approximately 14 mi long and 3 to 6 mi wide,S of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on NantucketSound, in the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the originalgrant to Plymouth Colony in 1621, it was settled byQuakers in 1659. Its main town, also Nantucket, wasa major whaling center from the 17th to mid-19thcenturies. It then became a trading center and a majorresort, due to its good beaches. Approximately 50miles offshore is the first U.S. lightship, first used in1856. Siasconset, or Sconset, another resort town, ison the Atlantic coast. There are many fine colonialhouses in the town, as well as an old Friends Meetinghouse.Island , approximately 14 mi long and 3 to 6 mi wide,S of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on NantucketSound, in the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the originalgrant to Plymouth Colony in 1621, it was settled byQuakers in 1659. Its main town, also Nantucket, wasa major whaling center from the 17th to mid-19thcenturies. It then became a trading center and a majorresort, due to its good beaches. Approximately 50miles offshore is the first U.S. lightship, first used in1856. Siasconset, or Sconset, another resort town, ison the Atlantic coast. There are many fine colonialhouses in the town, as well as an old Friends Meetinghouse.

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