Saturday, 10 February 2018

America Trip 2 - Day 7

Today as the cold day started, we hopped on the high speed ferry headed for Nantucket, an island my mothers family used to own a quarter of, as well as another island in another area. We got to Nantucket at around 10, and headed to the oldest house on Nantucket, which is also the Jethro Coffin house, who is a distant family member. We walked around, trying to find more places which belonged to the Coffin family, but we could not find any.

New Zealand Coffin's outside the Oldest House

After looking at the house and getting a private tour of the inside by one of the museum workers, we headed to the Whaling Museum to get a private tour of the museum and talk to the workers.

Mary Gardner Coffin (1670-1767) - earliest painting in the museum, painted about 1720

Charlotte Coffin Gardner received this table with whalebone inlay from her husband

Hezekiah Coffin had this chair on board the Beaver during the Boston Tea Party

Artist and Model in Studio, painted by Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin (1850-1930)

We had an hour spare, so we went along Coffin Street, looked in a shop before going back on a ferry to Hyannis.

When we got back to Hyannis, we looked around for a bit in the stores, picked up the car and drove to a JFK memorial, looked around greater Hyannis and found some Cape Cod lighthouses for Mama to take some photos of.
Chatham Lighthouse

Then, back to the hotel for dinner across the road then blogs and a swim.

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