Nantucket Island can be accessed from ferries leaving from Hyannis. Some allow you to take cars over. It can also be accessed by plane from major Northeast Airports.
The Lynx is a recreation of privateer that roamed the east coast to fight the British in the war of 1812. It is homeported in Nantucket Island harbor and is an educational vessel. It provides a training ground for people who sign up to come aboard and learn how Life aboard went during the 1800's. It is anchored off of Brant Point Light at the entrance to Nantucket Harbor.