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WINTER ESCAPES

WINTER ESCAPES

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THE AZORES If you sail directly east from Nantucket, the first landfall before you hit Europe is the Azores—an archipelago of nine volcanic islands…

THE PRODUCER

THE PRODUCER

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George Gershwin had just finished a concert in Cincinnati when an elegant lady came back stage with a songbook for him to autograph. Her…

THE NATURAL

THE NATURAL

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Number 250 emerged from the water first. The crowd cheered as he stormed up the beach, then jumped onto his bike and pedaled off…

MACH SPEED

MACH SPEED

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Launched in 2009, the Mach 2 falls under sailing’s Moth Class, which is broadly defined as a single-hull sailboat that uses hydrofoils, or foils,…

HOME BOY

HOME BOY

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Jason Briggs is a mover, both literally and figuratively. Born in Philadelphia, his family moved to Nantucket when he was eleven months old. There…

THE BONITO BAR

THE BONITO BAR

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All at once, it is the most prolific and potentially dangerous fishing spot off Nantucket. Located just outside Madaket Harbor, a horseshoe shaped sandbar…