Something I’ve come to appreciate is the freshness of this island. The produce is grown locally at farms like Bartlett’s. The fish is caught and eaten all in the same day. And the water is sourced from an aquifer forged from glaciers thousands of years ago.
Nantucket was originally inhabited by Native Americans and the names of its neighborhoods reflect that: Madaket, Siasconset, Monomoy, Pocomo, Wauwinet, Quidnet, Miacomet and more. And the island’s popular nickname “ACK” comes from the official call letters given to Nantucket Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration.