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Sankaty Head is located on the eastern shore of Nantucket Island near its southeast corner (Fig. 1). Nantucket lies about 90 mi (150 km) southeast of Boston and about 30 mi (45 km) from Hyannis on Cape Cod. Access to the island is by sea, a2.5-hour car ferry ride across Nantucket Sound from Hyannis, orby air from Boston and Hyannis. Once on the island, the U.S. Geological Survey 7½-minute Siasconset topographic map (1:25,000) and the geologic map of Nantucket (1:48,000 Oldale,1985) will be useful guides for the trip to Sankaty Head. Whetherarriving by sea or air, the route to...

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