Egan Maritime Institute and the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum Announces ACKweather.com

The Egan Maritime Institute and the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum recently launched ACKweather.com, a new website that provides detailed weather, wind, surf and tide information for Nantucket Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In addition to consolidating geo-specific data from various trusted and reliable online outlets, such as NOAA, ACKweather.com recently added live webcam feeds that broadcast directly from Great Point Lighthouse and from Brant Point. ACKweather.com also partnered with Indian Summer Surf Shop and Bill Fisher Tackle to post real time tweets with surf and fishing reports.

ACKweather.com features radar maps and modules reporting weather forecasts, buoy data, tidal current conditions, wind observations, and wave height and direction, in addition to a Sagamore Bridge traffic cam and seasonal Nantucket ferry and flight schedules. Twitter and Facebook feeds give on-the-water updates in real time, supplied by boaters, surfers and islanders, while other sections track storms and educate site visitors about the dangers of rip tides.

“We live on a weather-obsessed island,” explains year-round Nantucket resident and Museum Trustee Eric Holch. “Traveling on and off island can often be a major production requiring strategies involving fog, wind, surf and storms.” According to Holch, he envisions ACKweather.com becoming a one-stop, easy-to-use source for information on weather and sea conditions critical to those who live, work and travel to Cape Cod and the Islands.

ACKweather.com was created by the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum to encourage safety at sea for all area boaters and beachgoers. ACK is the abbreviation used to identify Nantucket Airport by the FAA.

About Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

An affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum shares the fascinating stories of yesterday’s maritime heroes through permanent and changing exhibits and special events for all ages. Located at 158 Polpis Road, just 3.5 miles from Nantucket Town, the museum is easily reached by car, NRTA shuttle or bike. Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children ages 5 – 18, free for children under. For more information call 508- 228-1885, or visit www.nantucketshipwreck.org or www.eganmaritime.org.

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