Moses Tapped the Washing Pond: A History of Wannacomet Water Company

 
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Wannacomet Water Company of Nantucket was incorporated in 1880. The concept of bringing pure water via pipes to the Town of Nantucket was the brain child of Moses Joy, Jr. The company continued under the management of a group of long-lived Nantucketers until sale of off-island management and eventual purchase by the Town of Nantucket.

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Linguist and ethnohistorian Frances Ruley Karttunen is a twelfth-generation Nantucketer. She holds degrees from Harvard and Indiana University, has been a Fulbright scholar, and served as Program Director for Linguistics at the National Science Foundation. Since retirement from the University of Texas at Austin, she has returned home and written seven books about Nantucket history.

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