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Nantucket County Massachusetts Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Nantucket County Massachusetts , you can either physically go to your local police department, pay a small fee and get the report you need (not the best choice of you need to check your own name) or you can use our advanced online warrant record databases to instantly and discreetly check millions of records with a single click. Use the search form above to either check your local jurisdiction, or better yet - run an Out-of-State (Nationwide) arrest warrant search, to search for warrant & arrest records found in other jurisdictions - about the individual.
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The Definition of a Warrant

Law enforcement agents can't just randomly arrest or search individuals that they believe to be involved in a crime. In order to prevent police officers from trampling on the rights of citizens, there is a due process that must be followed, and a warrant is one of these processes. A warrant is simply a signed document from a judge, allowing police to take an action. Depending upon the type of warrant, that action can be the arrest of a named individual or the search of a residence. Judges can sign off on three major types of warrants: Search Warrants, Bench Warrants, and Arrest Warrants. Each one is different depending upon the situation.

What is an Arrest Warrant?

An arrest warrant is a legal document that is signed by a judge and enables law enforcement to make an immediate arrest of an individual. These are often issued when a crime has been committed and the police have a particular suspect that they would like to apprehend. Arrest warrants give police enforcement the right to even enter homes to apprehend a suspect if necessary.

How Do You Find Out If Someone Has An Arrest Warrant Against Them?

Some law enforcement agents will notify suspects of an arrest warrant via a letter at the last known address or through a phone call. While others swoop down and make an immediate arrest. At a nominal cost, the local police department will provide you with arrest information for an individual. However, you should never check your own record in this manner because you will be immediately arrested if there are active warrants on your record. The easiest approach is to make use of an online public records service that will provide you with all of the information in one easy to read format.

What is a Bench Warrant?

It's extremely important to attend any court appearances that you are scheduled for. If you do not appear in court, a judge will hold you in contempt of court and sign a bench warrant with your name on it. From this point on, you will instantly be considered a fugitive from justice in the eyes of the law. This court order will allow the police to arrest you on sight and even enter your home in order to apprehend you. It's important to remember that there is no statute of limitations for a bench warrant. This type of warrant never expires and will only be cleared upon your death or arrest.

What is a Search Warrant?

If the police believe that a crime has been committed or is being committed in a particular area, they will request a search warrant from a judge. This document will enable them to perform a complete search on the area listed on the warrant. They can be given full rights to walk into your home to gather evidence, and you are not able to stop them. An example of this can be seen when the police use warrants to seize narcotics or weapons from a home. It's important to keep in mind that a search warrant is extremely specific, and will often label the exact location, the specific evidence, and time of search. Police officers cannot continuously return to your home to gather more evidence unless another search warrant is obtained. If law enforcement officers violate any of the conditions of the warrant, they will not be allowed to present the evidence in court.

What are Outstanding Warrants and Active Warrants?

Outstanding warrants and active warrants are synonymous and used interchangeably in the court system. Active warrants are placed against an individual when they have either been suspected of committing a crime (arrest warrant) or if they did not appear for a court date (bench warrant). An active or outstanding warrant gives the police the right to immediately arrest the individual on sight, using all necessary means. The term outstanding warrant is generally used when describing an older warrant from a fugitive that has been avoiding police arrest for quite some time. Do not confuse this term, and believe that it means `expired warrant', because arrest warrants never expire.

Searching For Arrest Warrants in Nantucket County Massachusetts

When doing a search for active arrest warrants, there are a few methods that can be used. You can go down to the local police department and obtain a records search by providing the officer with pertinent information and paying a small fee for the results. However, you are advised against using this method if you are checking up on yourself or a friend. If you are doing a personal search on yourself and an arrest warrant appears on record, you will be arrested immediately. If it is for a friend, you will be subjected to questioning and possibly risk your friend's freedom or even worse endanger your own freedom for aiding a fugitive from justice. The most common method to search for arrest warrants is through a public online service like GovWarrantSearch.org. One major benefit of this type of online service is that you are able to gather information about yourself or anyone else in the privacy of your own home. In addition, a good online warrant search site will provide you with more information because you can either specifically search for warrants in Nantucket County Massachusetts, or you can perform either statewide or even a nationwide search to review an individual's complete record. This saves you numerous trips to multiple police departments. You should also keep in mind that a visit to the local police department will only show you results from that local area and you could be missing information from other jurisdictions.

Is It Possible To Have An Arrest Warrant On File And Not Know About It?

Probably one of the biggest misconceptions of arrest warrants is that the police will notify you and allow you to surrender yourself with an attorney. Sure, this happens sometimes, but law enforcement agents aren't required to make proper notification in advance of incarceration. Most people are informed of the warrant at the time of their arrest. Depending on the crime and workload of the police department, officers may arrive at your place of work, home, or the home's of family and friends to attempt to serve their warrant and make an arrest.

How Can I Avoid Being Apprehended With An Arrest Warrant On File?

Avoiding arrest with an arrest warrant on file would certainly prove to be a difficult life, and not recommended. The police can make an arrest at your home or work, so you will always be looking over your shoulder. Police records show that the majority of individuals with an arrest warrant against them are arrested on a minor traffic stop. An arrest warrant never goes away, and the police will eventually catch up with you.

When Does A Warrant Expire?

The only type of warrant that has an expiration date is a search warrant. Arrest warrants and bench warrants will only expire upon the death of the convict or a court appearance (usually due to an arrest). These types of warrants do not have any statute of limitations and have no expiration date.


General Information from wikipedia: 
Nantucket, Massachusetts Nantucket is an island 30 miles (48.3 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket CDP, or census designated place. The region of Surfside on Nantucket is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts.Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. The population of the island soars from approximately 10,000 to 50,000 during the summer months, due to tourists and summer residents. According to Forbes Magazine, in 2006, Nantucket had the highest median property value of any Massachusetts zip code.The Nantucket Historic District, comprising all of Nantucket Island, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1966. In doing so the National Park Service paid particular note to the settlements of Nantucket and Siasconset. The island features one of the highest concentrations of pre-Civil War structures in the United States. Origin of the name Also nicknamed 'The Grey Lady' due to the almost regular fog, Nantucket takes its name from a word in an Eastern Algonquian language of southern New England, originally spelled variously as natocke, nantaticut, nantican, and nautican. The meaning of the term is uncertain, although it may have meant 'in the midst of waters,' or 'far away island.'Other sources state the Native American word 'Natockete,' meaning 'faraway land,' to be Nantucket's namesake. The Wampanoag Native Americans referred to the island as 'Canopache,' or 'place of peace.' Beginnings The island's beginnings in western history can possibly be traced to its conjectured sighting by Norsemen in the 11th century.[citation needed] In 1602 Captain Bartholomew Gosnold of Suffolk from Falmouth, Cornwall, England sailed his bark Concord past the bluffs of Siasconset.[citation needed]The island's original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Indians, lived undisturbed until 1641 when the island was deeded by the English (the authorities in control of all land from the coast of Maine to New York) to Thomas Mayhew and his son, merchants of Watertown and Martha's Vineyard. Nantucket was part of Dukes County, New York until 1691, when it was transferred to the newly formed Province of Massachusetts Bay and split off to form Nantucket County. The entire area of the New York county had been purchased by Thomas Mayhew Sr. of Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1641, buying out competing land claims. The earliest English settlement in the area began on neighboring island Martha's Vineyard, named after Bartholomew's daughter Martha who died on board, en route.As Europeans began to settle Cape Cod, the island became a place of refuge for regional Indians, as Nantucket was not yet settled by Europeans. The growing population of Native Americans welcomed seasonal groups of Indians who traveled to the island to fish and later harvest whales that washed up on shore. English settlement and the history of whaling in Nantucket The history of Nantucket's settlement by the English did not begin in earnest until 1659, when Thomas Mayhew sold his interest to a group of investors, led by Tristram Coffin, 'for the sum of thirty Pounds...and also two beaver hats, one for myself, and one for my wife'. The 'nine original porchasers' were Tristram Coffin, Thomas Macy, Christopher Hussey, Richard Swain, Thomas Barnard, Peter Coffin, Stephen Greenleafe, John Swain and William Pike. Seamen and tradesmen began to populate Nantucket, such as Richard Gardner (arrived 1667) and Capt John Gardner (arrived 1672), sons of Thomas Gardner (planter). Nantucket was formerly the world's leading whaling port (and still serves as home port for a small fishing industry). Herman Melville comments on Nantucket's whaling dominance in Moby-Dick, Chapter 14: 'Two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his; he owns it, as Emperors own empires.' The Moby-Dick characters Ahab and Starbuck are both from Nantucket.In his 1835 history of Nantucket Island, Obed Macy wrote that in the early pre-1672 colony a whale of the kind called 'scragg' entered the harbor and was pursued and killed by the settlers. This event started the Nantucket whaling industry. A. B. Van Deinse points out that the 'scrag whale', described by P. Dudley in 1725 as one of the species hunted by the early New England whalers, was almost certainly the Gray Whale which has flourished on the West Coast of North America with protection from whaling.By 1850, whaling was in decline and the island suffered great economic hardships, worsened by the 1846 'Great Fire' that, fueled by whale oil and lumber, devastated the main town, burning some 36 acres[citation needed]. It left hundreds homeless and poverty stricken, and many people left the island. Another contributor to the decline was the silting up of the harbor which prevented the large whaling ships from entering and leaving the port. In addition, the development of railroads made mainland whaling ports more attractive because of the ease of transshipment of whale oil onto trains, an advantage unavailable to an island. Later history As a result of this depopulation, the island was left under-developed and isolated until the mid-20th century. The isolation kept many of the pre-Civil War buildings intact and by the 1950s, enterprising developers began buying up large sections of the island and restoring them to create an upmarket destination for the wealthy in the Northeastern United States. This highly controlled development can be compared to neighboring Martha's Vineyard, the development of which served as a model for what the Nantucket developers wanted to avoid.In the 1960s Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard considered seceding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1977, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard actually attempted (unsuccessfully) to secede from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The secession vote was sparked by a proposed change to the Massachusetts Constitution, which reduced the islands' representation in the Massachusetts General Court. Geology and geography Nantucket was formed by the uttermost reach of the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the recent Wisconsin Glaciation, shaped by the subsequent rise in sea level. The island's low ridge across the northern section was deposited as glacial moraine during a period of glacial standstill, a period during which till continued to arrive, but melted at a stationary front. The southern part of the island is an outwash plain, sloping away from the arc of moraine and shaped at its margins by the sorting actions and transport of longshore drift. Nantucket became an island when rising sea levels reflooded Buzzards Bay about 5,000–6,000 years ago.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nantucket County has a total area of 303.5 sq mi (786 km2), 84.25% of which is water. The area of Nantucket Island proper is 47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2). The triangular region of ocean between Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Cape Cod, is Nantucket Sound. The highest point on the island is Folger Hill which stands 109 feet (33 m) above sea level. Altar Rock is a close second at a height of 108 feet (33 m) above sea level.The entire island, as well as the adjoining islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, comprise both the Town of Nantucket and the County of Nantucket. The main settlement, also called Nantucket, is located at the western end of Nantucket Harbor, where it opens into Nantucket Sound. Key localities on the island include Madaket, Surfside, Polpis, Wauwinet, Massachusetts, Miacomet and Siasconset (often abbreviated as 'Sconset). <a href='/wiki/Coatue' title='Coatue' class='mw-redirect'>Coatue<a href='/wiki/Coatue' title='Coatue' class='mw-redirect'>Coatue</a> Coatue is a long barrier beach on Nantucket Island, separating Nantucket Sound from Nantucket Harbor. It has six points: First Point is situated due north of the village of Shimmo's Pimneys Point. Second Point, is north-northeast of the village of Shawkemo. Second Point is salt marsh. Third Point is due north of the Pocomo Peninsula, which contains the villages of Pocomo and West Wauwinet. The gap between Coatue and Pocomo is called the Wauwinet Straits. This deep and swift waterway has currents that reach 5 knots (9.3 km/h). Bass Point is the first point totally within Wauwinet Harbor. Wyers Point, the last point of land on Coatue, Wyers is connected to Coskata. At the head of Coatue is Coskata Pond. Hummock Pond Hummock Pond is a large pond on the south shore of Nantucket Island. It was created in the last ice age by the ice melt and used to be much larger, but during the blizzard of 1978 large swells from the Atlantic closed off the smaller western half, known as Clark's Cove. The pond is narrow and one of the deepest on Nantucket, and north head of the pond is connected by a small river. The north head is an extremely deep kettle hole with steep sides. The pond offers many kayaking opportunities, but is prone to strong south to southwesterly breezes. Miacomet Pond Miacomet Pond is a narrow, slender pond on the south shore of Nantucket Island. The pond was once a river, but the oceans rose to make Nantucket an island in the last ice age. On average the pond is approximately 100 yards (91 m) wide, thus giving the appearance of a river. The northern head of the pond is only ten feet wide and was once connected to Nantucket Harbor via Newtown Creek. The maximum depth of the pond is twenty eight feet. The southern end of the pond is a sandy beach. Occasionally the pond is opened up to the sea. Popsquatchet Hills The Popsquatchet Hills are a range of peaks on Nantucket Island. Seldom reaching 100 feet (30 m), they can be considered the divide of Nantucket. Prospect Hill, the westernmost, is the location of the town's municipal cemetery. Chicken Hill is the next hill to the northeast. On the eastern side of Chicken Hill, there is a very deep valley known as Dead Horse Valley. On the north face of the hill, is Colt Valley.Mill Hill, the hill nearest Hospital Valley, has the Old Mill sitting on its summit. Roads are frequent in the hills. Prospect Street, the main thoroughfare on the west end of town, is the northern side of the hills. Vesper Lane, is the southern boundary. Milk Street, is the northern boundary of the range. There are several smaller roads leading into the hills, but some of them have grown over.In the winter time, Dead Horse Valley is the island's best sledding area. Chicken Hill was named for an old chicken farm maintained by William G. Egan. Squam Swamp Squam Swamp, a large swamp in the northeastern portion of the island of Nantucket, is located between Wauwinet Road, Squam Road, and Quidnet Road, just northwest of Quidnet and northeast of Polpis Harbor. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 9,520 people, 3,699 households, and 2,104 families residing in Nantucket. The population density was 199.1 people per square mile (76.9/km2). There were 9,210 housing units at an average density of 192.6/sq mi (74.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.85% White, 8.29% Black, 0.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.01% Native American, 1.60% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population. 19.9% were of Irish, 17.1% English, 7.2% Italian, 6.1% Portuguese, 6.0% German and 5.1% French ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.6% spoke English, 4.1% Spanish and 1.6% French as their first language.There were 3,699 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.In the town the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 40.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% at 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.The median income for a household for year-round residents in the town is $55,522, and the median income for a family was $66,786. Males had a median income of $41,116 versus $31,608 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,314. About 3.0% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. Government Local:Town and county governments have been combined in Nantucket perList of counties in Massachusetts. Members of the town Board of Selectmen, who are also County Commissioners, with the year their term expires, are:Rick Atherton (2011) Brian Chadwick (2011) Michael Kopko (2012) Whitey Willauer (2013) Patricia Roggeveen (2013) State:Massachusetts House of Representatives:Eric Turkington, Democrat, ofFalmouthrepresents Precincts 1, 2, 5, and 6, of Falmouth, inBarnstable County; and Chilmark, Edgartown, Aquinnah, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury, all inDukes County; and Nantucket. Massachusetts SenateRobert O'Leary, Democrat ofBarnstablehas represented theCapeandIslandssince 2000. National:Nantucket is in theMassachusetts's 10th congressional districtwhich has existed since 1795. It is currently represented in theUnited States House of RepresentativesbyBill Delahunt, a Democrat. Massachusetts is currently represented in theUnited States Senateby senior senatorJohn Kerry(Democrat) and junior senatorScott Brown(Republican). Education Nantucket is served by Nantucket Public Schools. The Nantucket school system has approximately 1,200 students, about 400 of whom attend the high school.Schools include:Lighthouse School (Not Public) Nantucket New School (Not Public) Nantucket Elementary School (Public) Cyrus Peirce Middle School (Public) Nantucket High School Nantucket Community School (Public, Extracurricular) See more from Nantucket Public Schools from Plum TV on Nantucket.A major museum association, the Maria Mitchell Association, offers educational programs to the Nantucket Public Schools. Arts and culture The island is well-known as a center for both visual and performing arts.Nantucket has several world-class museums, including the Maria Mitchell Association and the Whaling Museum.Nantucket has a high concentration of artists and galleries, and have created an ongoing art colony since at least the 1920s. They have come over the decades to capture on canvas and in other media the natural beauty of the landscape, the seascapes, the flora and the fauna. On Friday evenings during the summer season, many of its galleries have open houses and special exhibits. Notable artists who have lived on, or painted in, Nantucket include Frank Swift Chase and Theodore Robinson.Numerous authors followed the influx of specialists in the visual arts. Well-known writers who are or were residents of Nantucket include Herman Melville.Music and theater are well-represented in Nantucket as well. Transportation Nantucket is served by Nantucket Memorial Airport, a three-runway airport on the south side of the island. The airport, whose three call letters are ACK, is one of the busiest in the Commonwealth and often logs more take-offs and landings on a pleasant summer day than Boston's Logan airport. This is due in part to the large number of private/corporate planes used by wealthy summer inhabitants, and in part to the 10-seat Cessna 402s used by several commercial air carriers to serve the island community. The airport is currently[when?] undergoing an expansion.[citation needed]Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA) operates seasonal island-wide shuttle buses to many destinations including Surfside Beach, Sconset, and the airport.Nantucket can be reached by sea from the mainland by using one of three commercial ferry services or by private boat.Historically, Nantucket was served by the narrow-gauge Nantucket Railroad. There is not a single traffic light on the Island of Nantucket (except for the one in the car wash), and cars were not permitted on the Island until 1918.[citation needed] Disasters Major disasters on or near Nantucket, include:On July 25, 1956, 51 people were killed in the collision of the Italian ocean linerSSAndrea Doriawith theMSStockholmin heavy fog 45 miles (72 km) south of Nantucket. On December 15, 1976, theoil tankerArgo Merchantran aground southeast of Nantucket. Six days later, on December 21, the shipwreck broke apart, causing one of the largestoil spillsin history. On October 31, 1999,EgyptAir Flight 990, traveling fromNew York CitytoCairo, crashed off the coast of Nantucket, killing all 217 on board. National Register of Historic Places The following Nantucket places are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and the List of Registered Historic Places in Nantucket County, Massachusetts:Brant Point Light Station— Brant Point (added October 28, 1987) Jethro Coffin House— Sunset Hill Road (added December 24, 1968) Nantucket Historic District(added December 13, 1966) Nantucket Light(added 1982 - Structure #82005272) Also known as Great Point Light; Located at Sandy Point, Nantucket Island, Nantucket. Built in 1784, the original wooden tower was destroyed by fire in 1816. The following year, 1817, a stone tower was erected which stood until toppled in a storm in March, 1984. This second tower was what was listed on the National Register. In 1986, a new stone tower was built to replicate the old one. This third tower remains in operation today. Sankaty Head Light— Sankaty Head (added November 15, 1987) Notable residents The man from Nantucket, a legendary figure inlimericks. 17th, 18th &amp; 19th centuries Abiah Folger,Benjamin Franklin's mother, was born on Nantucket. Her birthsite is marked by a plaque and is known to locals as 'The Bench.' In 2002 Nantucket High School seniors staged a celebration of her birth at the site—a tradition which has continued every year since. Absalom Boston, the firstAfrican Americanto serve as captain of awhalingship with an all-black crew. John B. Macy, U.S. Representative fromWisconsin, was among the victims who died aboard thepalace steamerNiagara. Rowland Hussey Macy, founder ofMacy's, was born on the island and learned the retail business in a small shop on Main Street (which is marked by a plaque). Lucretia Coffin Mottwas born in 1793 on Nantucket. Mott was an American Quaker minister, abolitionist, social reformer, and proponent of women's rights. She is credited as the first American 'feminist' in the early 19th century but was, more accurately, the initiator of women's political advocacy. Maria Mitchell, native of Nantucket, first American female professional astronomer and a Vassar professor (of astronomy) is buried in Prospect Hill. Cyrus Peirce, first principal of Nantucket High School and later first president of what is nowFramingham State College, married Nantucket native, Harriet Coffin. They are both buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Cyrus Peirce Middle School is named for him. Joseph Gardner Swift, a Nantucket native, was the first graduate of theUnited States Military Academy; he attained the rank ofBrigadier General. Tristram Coffin, born inPlymouth, Englandaround 1610, married Dionis Stevens (for whom Dionis beach is named). He is among the group who purchased the island from theWampanoagIndians in 1659, for the sum of thirty pounds and a pair of beaver-skin hats. In 1671, Coffin was appointed Chief Magistrate of Nantucket. His stately brick mansion still stands on Upper Main Street, and many of his descendants still live on the island. 20th &amp; 21st centuries G. Robert Ayd, former SVP of QVC owns a home on the island Russell Baker, former New York Times columnist, has a summer home on the island. Bill Belichick, Head coach of the New England Patriots owns several homes in 'Sconset. Peter Benchley, Author of Jaws, Beast and other novels, lived on the island. A. J. Cronin, novelist, resided on the island. Kevin Flynn, comedian,actor, producer is a summer resident. Bill Frist, physician, author and former Republican Tennessee Senator has a home on the Island. Charles Geschke, co-founder ofAdobe Systems FrankandKathie Lee Giffordhave a house on the island. David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and historian had a summer home on the island. Kerry Hallam, artist of international reputation who releasedNantucket Notables, a collection of watercolor sketches of Nantucket's residents, lives in a cottage off Bartlett Road. Dorothy Hamillhas a home on the island. Teresa HeinzandJohn Kerryown a summer residence on Brant Point. Tommy Hilfiger, retail giant of the eponymous clothing label, owns a summer home on the island. The country house was featured in theMTVreality showRich Girls, which starred his daughterAlly. Judith Iveyactress, has a home in the village of Siasconset Seward Johnson, sculptor, has a summer residence on Brant Point. Frances Karttunen, academic linguist, historian andMesoamericanistscholar, grew up and resides on the island Frank Lorenzo, aviation pioneer, has a home on the north shore of the island. Chris Matthews, NBC correspondent, has a home on the island. Jim PallottaofTudor Investmentsand co-owner of the Boston Celtics has a house on Eel Point. Nathaniel Philbrick, best selling author ofIn the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship EssexandThe Mayflower. Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (PBS television) lived in Madaket. Ned Rorem, Pulitzer Prize winning composer of classical music owns a home on the island. Tim Russert, NBC correspondent, owned a home on the island. Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire publisher who underwrote investigations into PresidentBill Clintonhas a home on Nantucket. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, and wife Wendy have a home on Cliff Road. John Shea, actor has a home on the village of Siasconset Frank Stallone, actor/musician, is currently building a multi-million dollar estate in Surfside. Jerry StillerandAnne Mearahave a home at Children's Beach. Louis Susman, financier of Kerry '04 and Obama '08 and U.S. Ambassador to Britain, has a home on the north shore of the island. Jack Welch, retired General Electric CEO, has an estate on the east side of the island near 'Sconset. Bob Wright, chairman of NBC Universal, andSuzanne Wrightare founders of 'Autism Speaks' and have a home on Medouie Creek. Vice President Joe Biden, celebrates his Thanksgiving Holiday on the island. Television The television seriesWingswas set in Nantucket. TheSeinfeldepisode 'The Andrea Dorea' depictedGeorge Costanza's conflict with a survivor of the eponymousNantucket shipwreck. KRAMER: The Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm in dense fog 21 miles off the coast of Nantucket. (...) 51 people died. GEORGE: 51 people?! That's it?! I thought it was, like, a thousand! KRAMER: There were 1,650 survivors. GEORGE: That's no tragedy! How many people do you lose on a normal cruise? 30? 40?! GEORGE: Ahoy! Mr. Eldridge. I understand you were on the Andrea Doria. ELDRIDGE: Yes, it was a terrifying ordeal. GEORGE: I tell ya, I hear people really stuff themselves on those cruise ships. The buffet, that's the real ordeal, huh, Clarence? ELDRIDGE: We had to abandon ship. GEORGE: Well, all vacations have to end eventually. ELDRIDGE: The boat sank. GEORGE: (Holding up Kramer's book) According to this, it took.. 10 hours. It eased into the water like an old man into a nice warm bath - no offense. So, uh, Clarence, how about abandoning this apartment, and letting me shove off in this beauty? ELDRIDGE: Is that what this is all about?! I don't think I like you. GEORGE: It's my apartment, Eldridge! The Stockholm may not have sunk ya, but I will! Ha, ha!This Old Housedevoted most of the 1996 season to a Nantucket house renovation at 3 Milk St. In theBoston Legalepisode 'The Mighty Rogues', Nantucket engages the firm to get permission to build a nuclear bomb for self-defense. InThe SimpsonsepisodeDiatribe of a Mad Housewife, Marge writes a boating novel that takes place in Nantucket. The Weather Channel filmed an episode of Road Crew with Jeff Mielcarz titledTake a Seal Cruise. Film The 1971 filmSummer of '42was set in Nantucket. The 1986 Warner Brothers filmOne Crazy Summer, was mostly filmed and took place on the island. The 1996 Columbia Pictures movieTo Gillian on Her 37th Birthdaywas filmed and took place on Nantucket. The 2004 Universal Studios movieAlong Came Pollyhad a boating trip scene over to Nantucket. The 2007 Weinstein Co movieThe Nanny Diarieswas partially set in Nantucket. The 2007 20th Century fox film27 Dresseshad its ending filmed on Nantucket. The 2009 Universal Pictures film 'Inglourious Basterds' has its main antagonist state his desire to retire to Nantucket Island. Literature Nantucket is home to themythopoeic'Man from Nantucket' made famous in the opening line of countlesslimericks(some of which are vulgar). InEdgar Allan Poe'sThe Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the protagonist is from Nantucket. One ofRobert Lowell's most famous early poems, 'The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket', with rich allusions to whaling and death at sea, is set here. One of the most famous lines fromDylan Thomas's playUnder Milk Woodmentions Nantucket; 'FIRST DROWNED: I lost my step in Nantucket'. Nathaniel Philbrick's book,In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essexdescribes the sinking of theEssex, a ship based in Nantucket. InHerman Melville's novelMoby-Dick, Nantucket is the port of departure forAhab'swhaling ship, thePequod. In theIsland in the Sea of Timetrilogy byS. M. Stirling, Nantucket is cast backward in time some three thousand years and eventually becomes the capital of the world-spanningRepublic of Nantucket. AuthorDavid Halberstam's work is celebrated locally, owing to the fact that he spent many years writing on the island. The island is the setting forJoan Aiken'sNight Birds on Nantucket, which borrows themes fromMoby Dick. Yellow Dog Nantucketis a children's book about the Yellow Dog, also known as Nantucket's Original Fog Warning. Author Jane Green's novel,The Beach House, is set on Nantucket. Author Sena Jeter Naslund's novel,Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer, is set, in part, in Nantucket. Una, the main character, interacts with the astronomer, Maria Mitchell. In the book,Gossip Girl, the Carlyles (Owen, Avery and Baby) were from Nantucket, but they later moved to New York. Chapter 11 of theNew York TimesbookClass Mattersdescribes the spending habits, status struggles and lifestyles of the rich in Nantucket. All of author Elin Hilderbrand's novels are set in Nantucket. She is a resident of Nantucket. Additionally,Nancy Thayer, another resident of Nantucket, has published nine novels, 'Nell' (1985), 'Morning' (1987), 'Spirit Lost' (1988), 'Belonging' (1995), 'Between Husbands and Friends' (1999), 'The Hot Flash Club Chills Out' (2006), 'Moon Shell Beach' (2008), 'Summer House' (2009), and 'Beachcombers' (2010), all of which take place on Nantucket. Jake Cazalet, President of the United States of America in Jack Higgins' 'Edge of Danger', has a private estate on Nantucket. Comics The background of theJapanese comicChibisan DatebyHidekaz Himaruya, the author ofHetalia: Axis Powers, is set in Nantucket.Also, the character of America in Himaruya'sHetalia: Axis Powershas a wild strand of hair that represents Nantucket.
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