Nantucket - August 24, 2005
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Our first stop after breakfast (at around 11:00) is off to Madaket Mall (the dump). Picked up a wall wart for David's radio & dropped off a bunch of cans. The Boy Scouts must make out like bandits with the can collections. Oops, Anne informed me that I left out an important item this morning - she got stuck in the outside shower & had to knock on the house until Don went & let her out. Anyhow, after the dump we did our usual shopping stops - Cumberlands, the Stop & Shop, and the Post Office.

The Boy Scout Can Drop
The Recycling Building


After lunch, Don, Anne & I went to the Life Saving Museum. Carol said that they had changed it since my last stop a few years ago, so I went with them. Some inside photos below. Madaket Millie became an Island icon during the last half of the 20th century. The Coast Guard closed the Madaket Station & Millie took over many of the duties. During the 40's - 60's, she notified the Coast Guard of ships in distress, organized & maintained rescue efforts and beach patrols. In July, 1975 she was given the Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award. Until she passed away her house at Madaket had a sign indicating it as the West End Coast Guard Command. A link to an 2006 article about Millie & her house appearing in the Nantucket Independent Online is here.

On the way home we stopped for some "Mikes Hard Lemonade" & in the parking lot was the most difficult license plate on the island - Hawaii! You will have to take my word -No photo.

A Canon Used to Fire a Rescue Line to Ships
Madaket Millie's Display

After that is was time to head home for some low grade (at least according to David) Sirloin steaks, salt potatoes & squash for dinner. The plan for tomorrow is to check out some of the downtown galleries. Till then!