What makes Nantucket special and memorable to visitors and residents alike? Is it the compass rose mural painted on the side of the current Ralph Lauren building, noting distances to world cities? Is it the sperm whale skeleton hanging in Nantucket Whaling Museum? Maybe the iron fountain-urn in Main Street or the pump in the ‘Sconset Square. For some it might be Altar Rock, or the African Meeting House, or the Maria Mitchell Observatory. Through counting to 100, this book embraces those objects and more by signifying the unique culture and history of Nantucket.
William Ferrall is a seasoned writer and editor of major features and news reports in local, regional, and national publications, in print and online, including as a theater reviewer, social scene reporter, and the arts. He has written in-depth profiles of luminaries from TV, film, stage, literary and visual arts, politics and business. He is the 2002 founder of N Magazine on Nantucket and in 2014 relaunched the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers professional journal as a shelter style publication entitled Nantucket Home. He is founding editor and writer since August 2019 of Daybreak Nantucket, a daily e-newsletter.