10.15-10.17 Harbor Strength

10.15.Islands-5-Horizontal-with-Figure Highlights Relative to Sustainability:

This written content on Nantucket’s harbor is supplemental to the book Learn from Looking.

A strong harbor fosters strong commerce and community.

This drawing looks toward the main harbor at Nantucket, which includes views of sail boats, church steeples, a windmill, and the harbor lighthouse. The lighthouse helps guide ships like auto-ferries from Cape Cod into the harbor as well as guide power yachts and sailboats carrying crews and passengers from around the world. During the height of whale oil culture prior to the American Revolution, the Nantucket harbor was central to the whaling market. Harbors protect boats and are especially relevant to sustainability on islands. Without harbors, islands have less ability to trade and interact with neighboring islands and communities.




Content Note: Sketches of the neighboring island of Martha’s Vineyard are included in the book USA 10: New England, since that sketchbook also includes mainland documentation.

Author and illustrator: Charlie Szoradi is an architect, inventor, and the CEO of Independence LED Lighting. He writes about many other topics related to islands and harbors through his extensive travels around the world.

If you have found this posting online, it is an excerpt from Mr. Szoradi’s book Learn from Looking that served as the inspiring seed content for this drawing share resource. For additional drawings and insights on island life, we hope that you enjoy exploring LearnfromLooking.com. You can search via general terms such as sustainability as well as narrower terms such as harbors, windmills, etc.


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