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  • Enter to Win a 1 of 5 Free Sankaty Golf Jackets

    Enter to Win a 1 of 5 Free Sankaty Golf Jackets

    We're giving away 5 of our Sankaty Golf Jackets this weekend.

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    Our Sankaty Golf Jacket is the perfect extra layer when there's still a slight chill in the air or the breeze is blowing just a little too strong. Cut with a little extra room, this jacket allows for full movement during your rounds - whether that's teeing off on hole 1 or grabbing a beverage on hole 19.

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  • Moving Sankaty Head Light

    Moving Sankaty Head LightSankaty Head Light is a lighthouse that sits on a bluff illuminating a portion of Nantucket island's 80-mile coastline on its Eastern Shore. Technically, it sits in the village of Siasconset fulfilling its role reminding seafarers in the Atlantic Ocean to beware of the island's craggy shore.

    Today, Sankaty perches safely nearly 480 feet from shore, however, it was not always situated so cozily inland.​ After the island eroded for decades, it came within 79 feet of the edge, and some authorities claim that a few strong storms could have toppled it into the sea. Continue reading

  • "Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining." - Anne Lamott

    Sankaty Head Light - Nantucket - Postcard - Anne Lamott QuoteSankaty Head Light on Nantucket with a quote from the author, Anne Lamott

    "Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining."
    -Anne Lamott

    Our quote this week comes from the American author, Anne Lamott. She is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, as well as the subject of the 1999 documentary, Bird by Bird: A Film Portrait of Writer Anne Lamott.

    I am not familiar with Lamott, but wanted to find a quote that fits with this image, which is another vintage Nantucket postcard. The postcard depicts Sankaty Head Light on Nantucket. This is one of three lighthouses on Nantucket and sits on the eastern end of the island. Sankaty Head Light is typically easy to identify with it's large red stripe in the middle. However, that stripe is quite faint here.

    At the time of this postcard, which is sometime around 1954 based on the stamp on the front of this book of postcards, the lighthouse had a keeper's house and Coast Guard building around it. However, the building were removed in the 1990s due to concerns of falling over the bluff due to erosion. Sankaty Head Light was moved away from the bluff in 2007, after many years of finding ways to curb the damage from erosion. You can read much more about the history of Sankaty Head Light at NewEnglandLighthouses.net.

    I lived along Polpis Road, which runs near the lighthouse, for many years and would occasionally take bike rides there. It's a beautiful location with a huge bluff on one side and views of Sankaty Golf Club and the moors in the other direction. Go visit sometime if you have a chance.

    Check out our site to see our own Sankaty Head Light tie and bowtie. We also offer handmade, reclaimed wood signs featuring Sankaty Head Light and a Sankaty Head Light Framed Print.

  • "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us"

    Sankaty Head Lighthouse on Nantucket. Photo by petersbar on flickr

    Sankaty Head Lighthouse on Nantucket with Emerson Quote

    Sankaty Head Lighthouse on Nantucket. Photo by petersbar on flickr

    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Our quote this week comes from the great American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. I was reminded of this quote recently when using a notebook given to me by my wife.. I typically carry around small Moleskine notebooks and as a gift, she gave me some with great quotations on stickers adhered to various pages.

     

    I first came across Emerson in a poetry class I took at Nantucket High School. Although I didn't know it at the time, I recently learned that Emerson once spoke at the Nantucket Atheneum, the island's library. Emerson had an apparent fondness for Nantucket, even dubbing it the "Nation of Nantucket" due the isolation and uniqueness of the island sitting 30 miles out to sea. It's certainly fitting that the man who spent so much time alone at Walden Pond.

     

    Sankaty Head Lighthouse

    The photo of Sankaty Head Lighthouse above comes from petersbar on flickr. Sankaty Head Light sits on the eastern edge of the island. Originally built in 1850, the lighthouse was moved back 400 feet from the bluff in 2007. Erosion has been a big problem for coastal home and structures on the island.

     

    This photo looks back over the moors in the Polpis area of Nantucket. petersbar certainly did a great job of capturing the lighthouse in great light and it seemed fitting for this quote from Emerson.

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