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Nantucket: My First Time

by Becky Cheang

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Gone Fishing. Nantucket Sound from the old wharf. All photos by Becky Cheang

Becky Cheang, Fathom's gregarious intern extraordinaire, decided to spend a weekend alone on the sleepy island of Nantucket. So what happened? She talked to strangers, took gorgeous pictures, and broke into at least one church. Here's the album.

NANTUCKET – Growing up in Singapore, I only heard Nantucket mentioned twice — once, in a limerick about the man who kept all his cash in a bucket. Then again in Moby Dick, which I never actually finished.

My pre-summer trip to the New England island was totally spontaneous: JetBlue had cheap flights, and I needed to get out of the city. I booked my ticket, did a quick round of pre-trip research via Fathom’s Nantucket guide, and made my way.


Nantucket Essentials
Nantucket Guide
Nantucket Shop

Becky is an assistant editor at Fathom. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. She travels for the stories traded over lunch and the local brew.


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