WHAT TO DO Nantucket is an island located 30 miles south by ferry from Cape Cod within the state of Massachusetts. It probably takes its name from the Wampanoag word natocke which means 'far away island'. Nantucket Island's original Native American inhabitants, the Wampanoag people, lived undisturbed until 1641 when the island was deeded by the English (the authorities in control of all land [...]