151 Main Street 1826 Nancy Fessenden home

Sandwich Historical Properties Tour

151 Main Street 1826 Nancy Fessenden home

Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563, United States

Created By: Sandwich Historical Commission


Built as a wedding gift from her father who owned the tavern next door.

In 1826, Nancy Freeman Fessenden married Captain Ezra Nye and moved into this new house after the wedding. Nye was a prominent sea captain who sailed his clipper ship Amethyst from Liverpool to Boston in a record 20 days in 1829. His finest hour was in 1852 when his ship the Pacific came upon a sinking packet ship in a gale in the mid-Atlantic and he was able to take off all passengers and crew safely. For this Queen Victoria gave him a medal and a gold chronometer.

In 1982 the Nancy Fessenden House was restored by the Dan'l Webster Inn to accommodate 4 luxury suites.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sandwich Historical Properties Tour


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