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Nantucket's Maritime History Podcast. Brought to you by Egan Maritime Institute.

Time and Tide Nantucket Host: Evan Schwanfelder

    • History
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Nantucket's Maritime History Podcast. Brought to you by Egan Maritime Institute.

    Humanitarian Work with Ritch Leone: An Episode for Nantucket Atheneum's 1 Book, 1 Island

    Humanitarian Work with Ritch Leone: An Episode for Nantucket Atheneum's 1 Book, 1 Island

    We are very thankful to the Nantucket Atheneum for reaching out to see if Time and Tide would be interested in collaborating on a podcast for this year’s 1 Book 1 Island series of events.  The book “The Yellow House” is a powerful memoir by author Sarah Broom, that tells the story of her family’s house in New Orleans, the loss of the house during Hurricane Katrina, and ties in the mythology of the storied city where she grew up and the notion of what home means.  At the office we put our heads together to see who on island could lend some insight on the topics being discussed, and Ritch Leone’s name came to the top of the list. 
    Ritch is a beloved teacher who taught for 34 years on the Nantucket.  I can personally attest that many of my own friends who grew up here consistently say that not only was Mr. Leone one of the best teachers they ever had, he also remains a great friend to this day.  Following retirement in 2008 Ritch went to work for FEMA and was on the front lines for major relief efforts that includes tornados in Oklahoma, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey to name a few.  On this episode Ritch sits down to tell these stories, and what it’s like to see firsthand, the effects and response to natural disasters that can forever change individuals, families and communities.
     We would like to give a big thank you to Ritch Leone for sharing his story, and also special thanks to the Nantucket Atheneum for inviting us to collaborate for this year’s 1 Book, 1 Island event.  Hope you enjoy!

    Producer and Host: Evan Schwanfelder with special guest Ritch Leone
    Music Composed and Recorded by Evan Schwanfelder

    • 43 min
    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 4

    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 4

    Part 4 of 4 - Discussion at the end of Episode

    The Experiences of William S. Cary, a Nantucket man.  The sole survivor of the crew of the whaleship Oeno, who lived for nine years among cannibals of the South Pacific.

    "Cary's log of his experiences is a most graphic depiction of life among the Fiji Islanders.  His capture and adoption by the king of the tribe, the life and customs of the natives, his escape and return home are all touched upon in detail, the whole story forming one of the most thrilling tales of the sea ever printed.  And the best part of the story is that it is true."

    Harry B. Turner, Nantucket, MA  May 1, 1928

    Sources:

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" Aug 26, 1887. p. 1

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" Sept 3, 1887. p. 1

    "Wrecked on the Feejees" Inquirer and Mirror Press, Forward by Harry B Turner, p. 7

    Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.

    • 46 min
    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 3

    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 3

    Part 3 of 4

    The Experiences of William S. Cary, a Nantucket man.  The sole survivor of the crew of the whaleship Oeno, who lived for nine years among cannibals of the South Pacific.

    "Cary's log of his experiences is a most graphic depiction of life among the Fiji Islanders.  His capture and adoption by the king of the tribe, the life and customs of the natives, his escape and return home are all touched upon in detail, the whole story forming one of the most thrilling tales of the sea ever printed.  And the best part of the story is that it is true."

    Harry B. Turner, Nantucket, MA  May 1, 1928

    Sources:

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" Aug 12, 1887. p. 1

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" Aug 19, 1887. p. 1

    "Wrecked on the Feejees" Inquirer and Mirror Press, Forward by Harry B Turner, p. 7

    Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.

    • 50 min
    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 2

    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 2

    Part 2 of 4

    The Experiences of William S. Cary, a Nantucket man.  The sole survivor of the crew of the whaleship Oeno, who lived for nine years among cannibals of the South Pacific.

    "Cary's log of his experiences is a most graphic depiction of life among the Fiji Islanders.  His capture and adoption by the king of the tribe, the life and customs of the natives, his escape and return home are all touched upon in detail, the whole story forming one of the most thrilling tales of the sea ever printed.  And the best part of the story is that it is true."

    Harry B. Turner, Nantucket, MA  May 1, 1928

    Sources:

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" July 28, 1887. p. 1

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" Aug 5, 1887. p. 1

    "Wrecked on the Feejees" Inquirer and Mirror Press, Forward by Harry B Turner, p. 7

    Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.

    • 39 min
    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 1

    Wrecked on the Feejees - Part 1

    Part 1 of 4

    The Experiences of William S. Cary, a Nantucket man.  The sole survivor of the crew of the whaleship Oeno, who lived for nine years  among cannibals of the South Pacific. 

    "Cary's log of his experiences is a most graphic depiction of life among the Fiji Islanders.  His capture and adoption by the king of the tribe, the life and customs of the natives, his escape and return home are all touched upon in detail, the whole story forming one of the most thrilling tales of the sea ever printed.  And the best part of the story is that it is true."

    Harry B. Turner, Nantucket, MA  May 1, 1928

    Sources:

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" July 14, 1887. p. 1

    Nantucket Journal, "Wrecked on the Feejees" July 21, 1887. p. 1

    "Wrecked on the Feejees" Inquirer and Mirror Press, Forward by Harry B Turner, p. 7

    Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.

    • 50 min
    Frozen In

    Frozen In

    In this episode we present a series of short vignettes and first person accounts of major freeze up events in 19th century Nantucket.  These were the days before fast ferries and airplanes, when news of the day and word from loved ones travelled only by mail.  Sailing ships and later, steamboats, were the only lifeline to the mainland carrying mail, fuel, supplies and people.  During large freeze ups, lasting weeks to as long as a month, the island was completely cut off from the rest of the world.

    Sources:

    Stackpole, Edouard: "Life Saving Nantucket," Stern-Majestic Press; 1972.
    p. 231-242

    Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.
    Special Thanks to Katie Schwanfelder for all your help and for joining the discussion  

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

kb8wfh ,

One of my fav podcasts, top fav on maritime history.

Recently found this podcast and it was exactly what I was hoping to find. Great stories, told well of sea stories, shipwrecks, lifesaving and history. These are all put into proper context with background information and personal connection when the history so documented it. Very well done and highly recommend.

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Starbuck40

Love the 2nd season and especially Capt. Pete’s tale of his adventure off S’conset. Wow.

connkid2 ,

Loving the second season!

It’s great hearing a mix of contemporary and historic nautical adventures!

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