The Egan Maritime Institute is the island’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to celebrating Nantucket’s seafaring heritage. Recognizing that Nantucket’s ongoing relationship with the sea has shaped the island’s rich history and distinctive character, Nantucket native Albert F. Egan Jr., with his wife Dorothy H. Egan, created a foundation in 1996. The Egan Maritime operates from the historic Coffin School, an impressive 1854 Greek Revival-style building in the heart of Nantucket Town at 4 Winter Street.
ReMain Nantucket is dedicated to strengthening the lasting economic, environmental, and social vitality of downtown Nantucket, while preserving its unique character and spirit. Combining the creativity of a think tank with the energy of an advocacy organization, ReMain is committed to supporting the evolution of a healthy, year round community on Nantucket that flourishes in its iconic downtown. By supporting resourceful thinking and objective research aimed at strengthening downtown Nantucket's future, we are building on the Island's own traditions of independent and innovative thinking, adding expertise from a worldwide network.