Apparently, the best part of being a whaling captain was the potential to make enough moolah that one would never have to work as a whaling captain again. At least, that's what Captain Samuel Joy wrote in his journals back in the 1830s. The second best perk was the ability to have a pretty nice house on Nantucket.
The captain's Joy Street digs debuted on the market this week and, per the listing:
The Captain Joy house was originally built in 1799 but was totally renovated in 2001. The thoughtfully restored home now has all modern amenities but retains the feel of a wonderful antique. Featuring three bedrooms, two and one half baths, a wonderful large kitchen,two separate living rooms, an office that can also be used as a bedroom, three wood burning fireplaces and a large private yard with wonderful patio and pergola with mature wisteria.Old-meets-new is yours for $2,295,000.
· Listing 3 Joy Street, Nantucket [Maury People Sotheby's International Realty]
· "Good Bye Mary Mitchell Hard Lucky Craft" Captain Samuel Joy's Journal, 1835-38 [Nantucket Historical Association]