Elizabeth York, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis will speak about the history steamboats and transportation between the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Hear about these steamers and ferries—a lifeline for the islands since the early 19th-century—that plied Nantucket Sound, and learn about their engineering and design over the years.
A Celebration of Nantucket Sound (ACONS) Webinar Series
ACONS is an educational webinar series designed to celebrate Nantucket Sound’s exceptional environment, robust history, and cultural importance to the Cape and Islands. These monthly webinars provide free, accessible, and fun learning opportunities for individuals and families in the safety of their own homes through Zoom. We hope that this series will culminate in a live celebration later this year.
Each webinar will feature a renowned expert in their field, presenting on one of the Sound’s unique values – and answering your questions in a live Q&A session to follow.
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Sea Turtles & Nantucket Sound
Guest Speaker: Karen Moore Dourdeville of Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary presents an overview of the sea turtles that feed in Nantucket Sound.
Wildlife & Nantucket Sound
Guest Speaker: Zak Mertz, Executive Director of the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Center covers the natural history and biodiversity of wildlife that call Nantucket Sound home.