Nantucket is an island about 30 miles by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the U. S. state of Massachusetts. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the Town of Nantucket, the conterminous Nantucket County; as of the 2010 census, the population was 10,172. Part of the town is designated census-designated place; the region of Surfside on Nantucket is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts. The name "Nantucket" is adapted from similar Algonquian names for the island meaning "faraway land or island" or "sandy, sterile soil tempting no one."Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. Due to tourists and seasonal residents, the population of the island increases to at least 50,000 during the summer months; the average sale price for a single-family home was $2.3 million in the first quarter of 2018. The National Park Service cites Nantucket, designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1966, as being the "finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th- and early 19th-century New England seaport town."
Nantucket takes its name from a Wampanoag word, transliterated variously as natocke, nantican, nautica or natockete, part of Wampanoag lore about the creation of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The meaning of the term is uncertain, although it may have meant "in the midst of waters" or "far away island." Wampanoag is an Eastern Algonquian language of southern New England. The Nehantucket were an Algonquin-speaking culture of the area. Nantucket's nickname, "The Little Grey Lady of the Sea," refers to the island as it appears from the ocean when it is fog-bound; the earliest English settlement in the region began on the neighboring island of Martha's Vineyard. Nantucket Island's original Native American inhabitants, the Wampanoag people, lived undisturbed until 1641 when the island was deeded by the English to Thomas Mayhew and his son, merchants from 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.
As Europeans began to settle Cape Cod, the island became a place of refuge for Native Americans in the region, as Nantucket was not yet settled by Europeans. The growing population welcomed seasonal groups of other Native Americans who traveled to the island to fish and harvest whales that washed up on shore. In October 1641, Earl of Stirling, deeded the island to Thomas Mayhew of Watertown, Massachusetts Bay. In 1659 Mayhew sold an interest in the island to nine other purchasers, reserving 1/10th of an interest for himself, "for the sum of thirty pounds... and two beaver hats, one for myself, one for my wife."Each of the ten original owners was allowed to invite one partner. There is some confusion about the identity of the first twenty owners because William Pile did not choose a partner, sold his interest to Richard Swain, subsequently divided between John Bishop and the children of George Bunker. Anxious to add to their number and to induce tradesmen to come to the island, the total number of shares were increased to twenty-seven.
The original purchasers needed the assistance of tradesmen who were skilled in the arts of weaving, milling and other pursuits and selected men who were given half a share provided that they lived on Nantucket and carried on their trade for at least three years. By 1667, twenty-seven shares had been divided among 31 owners. 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; the "nine original purchasers" were Tristram Coffin, Peter Coffin, Thomas Macy, Christopher Hussey, Richard Swain, Thomas Barnard, Stephen Greenleaf, John Swain and William Pike. These men are considered the founding fathers of Nantucket, many islanders are related to these families. Seamen and tradesmen began to populate Nantucket, such as Richard Gardner and Capt. John Gardner, sons of Thomas Gardner. Before 1795 the town on the island was called Sherburne; the original settlement was near Capaum Pond. At that time the pond was a small harbor, whose entrance silted up, forcing the settlers to dismantle their houses, move them northeast by two miles to the present location.
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 early New England whalers, was certainly the gray whale, which has flourished on the west coast of North America in modern times with protection from whaling. Nantucket's dependence on trade with England, derived from its whaling and supporting industries, influenced its leading citizens to remain neutral in during the American Revolutionary War, favoring neither the British nor those supporting revolution. Herman Melville commented 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; the Moby-Dick characters Ahab and Starbuck are both from Nantucket. By 1850, whaling was in decline, as Nantucket's whaling industry had been surpassed by that of New Bedford.
The island suffered great economic hardships, worsened by the "Great Fire" of July 13, 1846, fueled by whale oil and lumber, devastated the main town, burning som
Carolyn Stotesbery is an American actress. She made her screen debut in 2003 with a role in the film Stuck On You. Stotesbery has worked on the television shows Glory Daze from director Walt Becker on TBS, Cold Case on CBS, Cracking Up on FOX as well as in films such as Emilio Estevez's Bobby. Stotesbery was born in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, where she lived for a while before she and her family relocated to a cattle ranch in Big Timber, Montana, she is the daughter of Patrick Stotesbery. Her father was a cattle rancher, but traded the cattle business for cabernet by moving from their Montana ranching community to Napa Valley to create Ladera Vineyards, which has flourished into a coveted label. Stotesbery is the youngest of 4 children. Stotesbery attended Breck School and Wayzata public school before attending USC, she began acting at the age of 5, at the age of 8 became a part of the Children's Theater of Minneapolis. In high school, Stotesbery was cast in multiple musical theater productions as well as plays, including Into The Woods, West Side Story, Noises Off.
Stotesbery studied Shakespeare at Cambridge University in England, New York University Tisch Stella Adler Conservatory, as well as Theater at USC. Stotesbery is an Improv Olympic West Alumni and a member of UCB, she spent time at the Second City Training Center and The Groundlings. In 2003, Stotesbery made her first appearance in a Hollywood film with a small role in the Farrelly Brothers’ Stuck On You, opposite Greg Kinnear. Before that she had appeared in the hit comedic show MTV Undressed. In 2004, Stotesbery played opposite Jason Schwartzman in the FOX pilot Cracking Up created by Mike White. In 2006, Stotesbery portrayed Johanna Hoffman, a Dutch Jew that survived the Holocaust in CBS’s award winning, Emmy nominated show Cold Case with Kathryn Morris, appeared in the independent film Bobby. In 2010, Stotesbery appeared in Glory Daze from Van Wilder director Walt Becker on TBS and Treasure of the Black Jaguar. Which will be coming out in theaters in early January 2013. In 2011, Stotesbery landed the role of Christine in the independent film Crosshairs directed by Nick Lentz, which stars Tom Sizemore.
In 2012, Stotesbery starred as one of the leads in the pilot Olympia, which did well in the festival circuit and won 5 awards. In 2012, she reunited with director Nick Lentz, starred in the French comedic short film Cupcakes. Stotesbery wrapped as the female lead in the dramatic short film Cold Feet, she starred in the music video for Adele’s Don’t you remember. As a freshman in high school, Stotesbery was chosen 1 out of 400 girls in the Ford Modeling search to represent Beauty in the Midwest. Stotesbery was selected to go to New York and featured on CBS after which, Ford placed her in Chicago where at 15 she lived on her own working as a model, she has shot with top photographers Ellen Von Unwerth, Odette Sugarman, Jill Greenberg, Jeremy Goldberg, Peggy Sirota, Andrew Southam, Bonnie Holland, Jason Nocito. Carolyn Stotesbery on IMDb Official Website of Carolyn Stotesbery
Eric Dane is an American actor. After appearing in television roles throughout the 2000s with his recurring role as Jason Dean in Charmed being the best known, he became famous for playing Dr. Mark Sloan on the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, as well as films, co-starring in Marley & Me, Valentine's Day, Burlesque, he starred as Captain Tom Chandler in the apocalyptic drama The Last Ship. Dane was born in San Francisco, California, to a homemaker mother and an interior designer/architect father, William Melvin, he is of English, Finnish, Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish ancestry. When Dane was 7 years old, his father died of a gunshot wound. Dane has a younger brother, they were raised in their mother's Jewish religion, he attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, from 1987 to 1990, San Mateo High School in San Mateo, from 1990 to 1991, where he graduated. Dane was an athlete in high school, playing on the boys' varsity water polo team, but pursued a career in acting after appearing in a school production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
In 1993, Dane moved to Los Angeles, where he played small roles in the television series Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years and Married... with Children, among others. But in 2000, he was signed for a recurring role in Gideon's Crossing, followed this with a two-season run as Jason Dean in Charmed, his made-for-television film credits included two biopics, Serving in Silence, Helter Skelter, in which he portrayed Charles "Tex" Watson, a member of the Manson family. Dane's first major feature film appearance was in The Basket, he appeared in Zoe, Jack & Jane, Sol Goode, Feast, X-Men: The Last Stand, starred in Open Water 2. In 2005, Dane guested as Dr. Mark Sloan in "Yesterday", the eighteenth episode of the second season of the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Positive audience reaction to the character led to Dane's becoming a regular in the show's third season, his first appearance in the season, in which he walked out of the bathroom soaking wet and wearing only a strategically placed towel, was labeled a "watercooler moment".
Dane resigned from the show after the end of season 8, but appeared in the first two episodes of season 9. In December 2006, he starred in the A&E television film Wedding Wars as the brother of a gay man who goes on strike in support of marriage equality. Dane, alongside Patrick Dempsey, appeared in the same big-screen project, the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine's Day; the Garry Marshall-directed film followed five interconnecting stories about Los Angelenos anticipating the holiday. In October 2012, Dane joined the main cast of the Michael Bay-produced TNT drama series The Last Ship, he is credited as a producer on the show. Dane married actress Rebecca Gayheart on October 29, 2004, they have two daughters together: Georgia Geraldine Dane. In February 2018, Gayheart filed for divorce from Dane after 14 years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences". Dane made headlines when he participated in a nude tape with Kari Ann Peniche. In June 2011, Dane entered a California treatment center to rectify a dependency on prescription drugs he had developed after suffering a sports injury.
In April 2017, The Last Ship halted production through Memorial Day to allow Dane to deal with the depression he was battling. Eric Dane on IMDb Official Facebook Page
Chris Meyer, sometimes credited as Christopher Scott Meyer, is an American film and television actor. Chris Meyer is an American television actor. From northern New Jersey, Chris began studying acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, his first role was on the HBO acclaimed hit series and the City. More dramatic roles soon followed on NBC's iconic police-procedural Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the CBS hit CSI: NY. Chris got an opportunity for Comedy with his recurring role as Dave in the WB comedy series, "What I Like About You", he has since acted in nearly 17 feature films, Chris appeared alongside Laura Linney and Topher Grace in the New York indie drama P. S, in Xan Cassavetes feature debut Kiss of the Damned with Milo Ventimiglia and Michael Rapaport Sundance Film Festival alum Bertha Bay-Sa Pan's Almost Perfect; the Beacon Pictures crime thriller Grey Lady filmed in Nantucket, with Eric Dane and Amy Madigan and directed by John Shea. In 2015 Chris appeared as Jay Goldman, opposite Zachary Quinto in the NBC miniseries The Slap alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman and Brian Cox.
Following that with a turn on the Showtime Networks Golden Globe winning The Affair that year. Chris Meyer on IMDb
Andrzej Bartkowiak, A. S. C. is director. In the early 1980s, Bartkowiak was cinematographer on three films that received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture: The Verdict, Terms of Endearment, Prizzi's Honor. During that decade, Bartkowiak developed a close working relationship with director Sidney Lumet, acting as director of photography on all of Lumet's movies between 1981 and 1993. Bartkowiak made his directorial debut with Romeo Must Die a martial-arts action film starring Jet Li and Aaliyah, which grossed $91 million at the box office. A year he made the action thriller film Exit Wounds starring Steven Seagal, the film was a hit in theaters. Cradle 2 the Grave was a moderate success at the box-office, he teamed up with Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom to direct Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. In 2010, he worked as cinematographer in the thriller Trespass, directed by Joel Schumacher, both had collaborated before on Falling Down. 3 by Cheever: The 5:48 Prince of the City Deathtrap The Verdict Daniel Terms of Endearment Garbo Talks Prizzi's Honor Power The Morning After Nuts Twins Family Business Q&A Hard Promises A Stranger Among Us Falling Down Guilty as Sin Speed A Good Man in Africa Losing Isaiah Species Jade The Mirror Has Two Faces Dante's Peak The Devil's Advocate U.
S. Marshals Lethal Weapon 4 Gossip Thirteen Days Trespass Grey Lady Romeo Must Die Exit Wounds Cradle 2 the Grave Doom Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Maximum Impact During his first films as a director he collaborated a few times with the rapper DMX and the actors Anthony Anderson, Jet Li and Isaiah Washington; as cinematographer Bartkowiak has collaborated with several well-known film directors such as Sidney Lumet, Joel Schumacher and Roger Donaldson. Andrzej Bartkowiak on IMDb
John Victor Shea III is an American actor and director. His career began on Broadway where he starred in Yentl, subsequently winning his first major award, the 1975 Theatre World Award. Shortly after his Off-Broadway career began, Lee Strasberg invited Shea to join the Actors Studio where he spent several years studying method acting, he made his television film debut alongside Madeleine Stowe. Billed alongside Hellen Mirren, he starred in the noir film Hussy, the Academy Award-winning drama, Missing. In 1988, Shea won his first Emmy for his performance as William Stern in Baby M. Shea's subsequent films include, the comedy thriller Coast to Coast, the drama Windy City, the dark crime feature Small Sacrifices, the political thriller The Insurgents, the Tamil language thriller Achchamundu! Achchamundu!, the drama An Invisible Sign, the foreign film The Italian Key. His breakthrough came when he was cast as Lex Luthor in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman subsequently being cast as Adam Kane in the 2000s Mutant X series.
Shea's public profile increased in 2012 after his five-year role as Harold Waldorf, Blair Waldorf's father on Gossip Girl. Shea has been noted for his political involvement in social equity which in 1984 led him to organize the largest peace rally in the history of the United States garnering praise by various non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International. In 2014, Shea announced his directional debut with Grey Lady released in mid-2017. Shea was born in North Conway, New Hampshire, near where his father was teaching at Fryeburg Academy and was raised in the Sixteen Acres area of Springfield, Massachusetts with four siblings, his parents were Elizabeth Mary and Dr. John Victor Shea, Jr. who served in the U. S. Army during World War II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, who became a teacher and assistant Superintendent of Schools. Elizabeth Shea introduced John to literature, classical music, art and urged him to study the piano. Shea attended Roman Catholic schools in Springfield, graduating from Cathedral High School, where he captained the varsity debate team and played varsity football and track.
Shea studied at Bates College in Lewiston, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He performed on the varsity debating and football teams and co-edited the college literary magazine, Puffed Wheat, before graduating in 1970, he studied acting and directing at the Yale School of Drama of Yale University under Dean Robert Brustein, gaining an M. F. A in Directing in 1973. During his time at the School of Drama, he performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre, in the Yale cabaret with schoolmates Joe Grifasi and Meryl Streep, studied film making with Arthur Penn, Sidney Lumet, George Roy Hill in the film program at the Art and Architecture School. After a directing apprenticeship at both the Chelsea Theatre under Robert Kalfin and the Public Theater with Joseph Papp, he made his Broadway debut at the age of 26 in Kalfin's production of Isaac B. Singer's Yentl opposite Tovah Feldshuh. Yentl started Off Broadway at the Chelsea Theatre Center at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and, after a favorable reception, was moved to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre by producer and Actor's Studio co-founder, Cheryl Crawford, was made into a film starring Barbra Streisand.
After seeing his performance Lee Strasberg invited Shea to join the Actors Studio where he spent several years studying method acting. Since his Broadway debut in the mid 1970s, Shea has continued to work in Off-Broadway and Broadway theatre productions, starring in Arthur Kopit's End of the World starring with Linda Hunt and Barnard Hughes. In 1977, during his first trip to Los Angeles to get experience in front of a camera, he played guest roles in such TV series as Eight Is Enough and Man from Atlantis, co-starred in The Last Convertible, a miniseries for Universal, he made his television film debut as Joseph in The Nativity opposite Madeleine Stowe as Mary, a biblical epic shot in Spain. His feature film debut came opposite Helen Mirren, his American film debut was in Constantin Costa-Gavras's Academy Award-winning Missing, which starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. The film, shot on locations in Mexico won the Palme d'Or at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival and helped launch Shea's international acting career.
During the early 1980s, Shea was asked to join the billed cast of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive along with Molly Ringwald as well as the following: Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, the original production of A. R. Gurney's The Dining Room, Peter Parnell's The Sorrows of Stephen, Stephen Poliakoff's American Days, Theodore Mann's production of Romeo and Juliet, Philip Barry's The Animal Kingdom opposite Sigourney Weaver. Shea went on to be cast in the title role in Nancy Hasty's The Director, in Israel Horowitz's The Secret of Madame Bonnard's Bath. In 1984 Shea starred in Armyan Bernstein's Windy City along with Kate Capshaw, he won the "Best Actor" award at the Montreal Film Festival in 1984. In 1982, he co-hosted, with Kathryn Walker, the June 12th Anti-Nuclear Rally in Central Park, the largest peace rally in the history of the United States; this rally was the subject of the 1984 documentary film In Our Hands by Robert Richer and Stan Warnow, in which Shea made a cameo appearance.
Shea made his Carnegie Hall debut playing "The Soldier" in Tom O'Horgan's 1985 production of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat, with Pinchas Zukerman and Andre de Shield