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Quiet Harbour, Nantucket postcard. Gardiner, PHOSTINT

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Original H. Marshall Gardiner post card circa 1930.
"PHOSTINT" The Detroit Publishing Company,
divided back, unused, mint condition.

This looks like an active day in the Easy Street Boat Basin, behind the Dreamland Theater. Look for this same little shanty in Gardiners other cards, “The Boatman’s Shack on Easy St.” and “The Skipper from Easy Street” You can just make out part of the name on the back of the J.Killen building behind the orange sail.

Here’s a little about the catboats from the Nantucket Historical Association:

“The catboats in themselves represent a story of much fascination. With the emergence of Nantucket as a favorite "watering place" the bluefishing parties became a feature. Sailing down to Great Point Rip with the catboats was a sport enjoyed by many visitors. But it was in the skippers of these craft that we find the unusual story, as many of these owner-skippers were formerly captains of square-rigged whaleships and merchantmen, others would be mates or pilots, others fishermen of ancient visage. For years the catboats were moored in several favorite basins, such as that in front of the Adams building at Steamboat Wharf, or along Old North Wharf, in Still Dock, and on the basins between Straight Wharf, Old South and Commercial wharves.”
Edouard A. Stackpole, Once Along the Waterfront
, Historic Nantucket, Vol. 44, no. 2 (Summer 1994)

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