MANY CASTLES November 1986 – November 2016

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November, 2016

In 1984 we had a dream to own a property on Nantucket Island. After sharing a house in Tom Nevers with partners we set out on our own with the purchase of Many Castles, November 1986.

Spring 1987 we set up Many Castles as a summer rental property. Every season we worked to improve the cottage. Back in 1986 there were no houses on Madequecham bluff. We had exactly eight neighbor houses. When we were not washing windows, scraping peeling paint, cleaning and painting we packed up the kids and headed to Madequecham beach.

On windy foggy days we swung Danny and Lisa Marie out and over the waves of shore breakers as we walked our beach. Fishing for Stripers and Blues was a constant. Summer evenings we huddled around a small fire out of reach of the waves, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Some evenings we would visit neighbor’s and walk home to Many Castles in total darkness until eyes adjusted to a million brilliant stars overhead.

Driving in or out of Russell’s Way could be a challenge with brush scraping the sides of the old Volvo wagon, deer and bunnies in the headlights, or giant water filled potholes to get around or drive through. Fall nor’easters brought horizontal rain and a leaky roof. Every spring there was more scraping, painting and windows to wash. And so it went until September, 2016 when we arrived to say “Hello, Many Castles”. The difference is, this fall, we will clean up for the very last time. When we depart at the end of October,  we will say our final, “Goodbye, Many Castles”.

We hope you have memories of a special place and that like us, you are able to follow a dream.

Nancy and Peter Policastro

MANY CASTLES, Nantucket Island, MA

 

 

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Many Castles Quarterboard

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MANY CASTLES 1986

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Nantucket Directions

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Front Door

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Nantucket Door Bell

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Top Deck Fun

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Rainbow Fleet

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Bandana Brothers

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At the Beach

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At the Beach

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Backyard fun with Dad

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Throwing Sticks for Maddy

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Steps Beach

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Dr. Peter

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Rare moment relaxing

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Eagle Eye Dan

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Eagle Eye Lisa

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Lisa with toy kitten

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Nantucket Puppet Master

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Spring 1988. Lisa in a dresser drawer. At this point we did not have a crib at Many Castles!

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Danny at the beach

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The Many Castles Beach Express

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Dinner on the top deck

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Family Portrait taken on Russell and Mary Iuliano’s deck.

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Nutter Butter does Nantucket Town!

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Sunny Day

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Shell Drive

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On The Fence

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Going Fishing

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Family Photos

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Many Castles “Beach Express”

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American Flag

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Fish on!

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Great Point Light

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Dan at Great Point Light

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Dan & Rin Tin Tin at Cape Air

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Lisa Marie @ Cape Air

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“Lobster Boat”

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Dr. Peter at our Beach

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Pirate & Lisa Marie

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The Atheneum

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Walk to the beach . . .

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Caught one!!!

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Typical Lisa Marie & Jessica

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Pirates and Mermaids Parade

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Going Fishing, my Dad and me.

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Tall Ship visit ACK

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Lisa Marie & Jessica, Surfside

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Wild Dasies

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1986 – Eight Houses

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Flower Box

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Many Castles

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Our View

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Moor Flowers

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Moor View

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Playing with Maddy

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Lisa Marie

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Danny

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Moon Rise

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Nutty B

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Wharf Cottages

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Nantucket Wild Dasies

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Lisa Marie & Jessica, The Blue Line

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Kid fun at Polpis Harbor

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Family @ Many Castles

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Lisa Marie & Jessica, Madaquecham Beach

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Hanging with Dad

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Maddy

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Kayaking

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Madaquecham Beach

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The Outdoor Shower

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The Old Volvo

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Lisa Marie & Jessica ACK Community Pool

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Our Valley

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Spring Moon Rise

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Sunset

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Peter & Dan Kendell SQ

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Many Castles 2016

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Blowing Bubbles

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Hanging out

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Nantucket Blues

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Bluff Path

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Fishing, again . . .

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To the beach!

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Foggy Day

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The Moor

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Madaquecham Beach

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Net fishing at Children’s Beach

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Going Fishing . . .

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“Mary’s Way”

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Foggy Day

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Many Castles 2016

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Madaquecham Beach

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Madaquecham Beach 1986

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Bluff Path

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Flower Boxes

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Sunset

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My Friend Mary with her husband, David

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Nantucket Fireworks!

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Peter and Dan

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On the beach with Dan

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I made this shoe!

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Beach Dog

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Our Rosa Ragosa

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Going Fishing

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Lisa with Pigtails

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Relaxing with Maddy

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Keep off Rocks!

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The Mermaid and Pirate Parade

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Lisa Marie with The Mermaid

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Neighbors & Friends

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Dr. Peter walking home

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Just Chilling Out

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Mermaid & Pirate

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At Jetties with Mom

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Directing the Action

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Marshmellow Fun

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Wharf

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Yellow Sunset

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Main Street

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Running to the Beach with Maddy!

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All tired out . . .

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Big Boy

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1820 Church

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Top Deck Party

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The Moor 1987

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Danny-Pack

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Hospital Thrift

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Lots of Fun!

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Big Step

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Lisa’s first trip to the beach

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Dan has fun

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Sunset on Fire

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The Steamship Rounds Brant Point

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Heading into Town

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Tall Ship on ACK

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Many Castles 1986

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The Ford Explorer Caper

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Backyard Fun

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Dan & Lisa With Erin and Sam Wengrovious

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Fourth of July Fire Truck

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With the Dudley Kids

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Peter and Dan

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Fourth of July Pie Contest

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Fanueil Hall Fun

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Last Photo’s on the Deck

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Last Photo’s on the Deck

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Last Photo’s on our Beach

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Last photos on our beach

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Taking the quarterboard down for the last time . . . 

 

 

 

 

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6 responses »

  1. Nancy, thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of a great 30-year story! I always enjoyed your summer blogs, and I imagine you’ll move on to other and different adventures. I miss seeing you around town, but often think of you fondly, Thanks again Sandra ,

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