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Nantucket Dining Room 2

This mural underlines daily life on Nantucket in the early 1800's.  Sheep were a major part of Nantucket's economy and shaped the landscape of the island.  Shipbuilding on Brant Point was also a major resource.  On one panel, I turned to Walter Folger who painted Nantucket Harbor at that time.  This panel shows how  whaling ships had to be brought into the harbor on a "rafts also known as camels".  They were towed in atop of "camels" because the harbor was too shallow for the large boats.
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Windmills and Brant Point on Nantucket Windmills and Brant Point on Nantucket
Brant Point Shipbuilding - Whaling ship being Brant Point Shipbuilding - Whaling ship being "cameled"
Nantucket Harbor Nantucket Harbor
Nantucket Harbor Nantucket Harbor
Going Fishing Going Fishing