about us

Who ever said salt wasn't good for you, was totally incorrect. "Salt. Sand. Sea." It's what we're all about. The saltier, the better. And ACK 4170® is just that!

ACK is the code for Nantucket Memorial Airport and numbers 41 (latitude) 70 (longitude) are the geographic coordinates, abbreviated, making our registered trademarked name, logo and brand: ACK 4170®.

Nantucket Island is home to the dreamer, the artist, the writer and the individual who desires a richer, yet simpler life. A lifestyle surrounded by the sea and all things coastal, this magical isle holds a very special place deep in our hearts. With nautical culture of days gone by and with rich Americana spirit, Nantucket delivers. Always.

This brand of high-quality, Nantucket-inspired accessories, apparel, jewelry, home decor, stationery and art is made up of mostly small makers and artists. We give you a taste of the good, salt life—30 miles out.

Created by an artist entrepreneur, in memory of a very special Captain, who once navigated these shores. Inspired by the sea and the passion for coastal living, "ACK 4170® is not just a location, it's a lifestyle."

After five years, with two two locations of brick & mortars on Nantucket, we have decided to pivot to an online shop only. We hope you continue to support our small business and love for supporting the "little guy" . We hope you love our carefully curated selections of wares and gifts for yourself, your family and friends. We have something for everyone. We are Nantucket's online gift shop!

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CAPE COD LIFE magazine has an annual "Best of" Cape Cod and the Islands (Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. We are thrilled to have been awarded every year in business with our retail location on Nantucket! Voting takes place online by Cape Cod Life magazine readers.


Voted "Best Nantucket Gift Shop 2019"  —Cape Cod Life magazine


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ACK 4170® Ribbon Awards received for Storefront Decorating Contests: 2018 through 2022 sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

Contests themes: Daffodil Festival, Fourth of July, Cobblestones & Cranberries/Autumn and Christmas Stroll/Nantucket Noel.


Daffodil Festival April 2022


Fourth of July 2022

Christmas Stroll 2022


Susan Fairgrieve, creator and owner of ACK 4170®. Federal Street location.

Fall 2021. Photo by Charity Grace Mofsen


SCORE Small Business Award Winner, 2021. "Build a Better Mousetrap"

Presented by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce on behalf of SCORE, Small Business.


After the move of our shop from Easy Street to Federal Street, we were featured in Seaside Retailer magazine in 2021.


Susan Fairgrieve, creator and owner of ACK 4170® in front of the Federal Street location. Summer 2022.

Photo by Rebecca Love.



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