A weekend visit to Nantucket island, once the whaling capital of the world
Sign commemorating Nantucket as a center of world commerce

A weekend visit to Nantucket island, once the whaling capital of the world

This small island -- just 14 miles East to West and 3.5 miles north to south -- is so pretty with its weathered gray shingle houses, roses climbing white picket fences and cobblestone streets in Nantucket town. There are more than 800 pre-Civil War houses on the island, which shares the name with a county and a town -- the only place in the country that all three have the same name.

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