Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GREY LADY.....The island of Nantucket

I'm on vacation this week in Nantucket Massachusetts. For those of you who are not aware of Nantucket it is a teensy island off of Cape Cod in the middle of the Atlantic. Nantucket was a small, farming community in the 17th century.  In the 18th and 19th century, the island became the capital of the American Whaling Industry and in the 20th century a very popular east coast summer resort area.

I worked in Nantucket many moons ago for a summer. I worked at the 4 Chimneys which was a B and B, no longer in existence. The owner decided to turn it into a private home. Here is a pic now of it.

This is such a cool place, like many old captain's mansions this house has a cupola where you can see the whole harbor. The Captain's wives would look out of these trying to spot the ships returning from whale hunting.

Many of the houses have the shingles that will turn a grey blue from the salt air. There are so many cute houses here that there are books about them.
The one below is a new house so the shingles have not changed yet.

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be showing you some of my favorite shops on the island.

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