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New! Gives Real Time Forecasts for Nantucket Island

24/05/2010 16:36

Nantucket island, Mass. (PRNewswire/ -- The Egan Maritime Institute and the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum have launched, a new website that provides detailed weather, wind, surf and tide information for Nantucket Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.The user-friendly website consolidates geo-specific data from various trusted and reliable online outlets, such as NOAA, to serve as a centralized resource for commercial and leisure fisherman, cruisers, beachgoers, surfers and boaters, as well as area residents and visitors. features radar maps and modules reporting weather forecasts, buoy data, tidal current conditions, wind observations, and wave height and direction, in addition to a Sagamore Bridge traffic cam and seasonal Nantucket ferry and flight schedules. Twitter and Facebook feeds give on-the-water updates in real time, supplied by boaters, surfers and islanders, while other sections track storms and educate site visitors about the dangers of rip tides. Much like a smart phone app, the site modules can be moved based on the user's priorities and interests.

"We live on a weather-obsessed island," explains year-round Nantucket resident and Museum Trustee Eric Holch. "Traveling on and off island can often be a major production requiring strategies involving fog, wind, surf and storms." According to Holch, he envisions becoming a one-stop, easy-to-use source for information on weather and sea conditions critical to those who live, work and travel to Cape Cod and the Islands. was created by the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum to encourage safety at sea for all area boaters and beachgoers. ACK is the abbreviation used to identify Nantucket Airport by the FAA.

About Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
An affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum shares the fascinating stories of yesterday's maritime heroes through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits and special events for all ages. Located at 158 Polpis Road, just 3.5 miles from Nantucket Town. Hours: 10- 4 daily. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children ages 5 - 18, free for children under 5, includes admission to the museum and the historic Coffin School, located at 4 Winter Street. For more information call 508- 228-1885, or visit or

Contact: Susana Soltero Liebow (617) 536-3400 CM Communications

Source: Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

CONTACT: Susana Soltero Liebow of CM Communications, +1-617-536-3400,

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