by Don Demers
The town of Nantucket is the finest architectural and environmental example of a late 18th and early 19th-century New England seaport town still in existence. The island and its inhabitants were the dominate players in the growth of America’s whaling industry. Herman Melville wrote,” Two thirds of this globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his; he owns it, as Emperors own empires." His character, Captain Ahab, was an islander.
The name is said to mean either "in the midst of waters," or "far away island." Don Demers Nantucket Twilight Fine Art Limited Edition Canvas captures all the mysticism and romance of this legendary offshore port. This work of art shows the harbor at its most alluring time: during the golden hour at the day’s end as the sun falls below the distant horizon and the final warm rays of light are cast across the landscape.