Wauwinet, Massachusetts

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Coordinates: 41°19′45″N69°59′46″W / 41.32917°N 69.99611°W / 41.32917; -69.99611 Coordinates: 41°19′45″N69°59′46″W / 41.32917°N 69.99611°W / 41.32917; -69.99611
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Nantucket
3 ft (0.9 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID616971 [1]

Wauwinet is a village in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. Its elevation is 3 feet (1 m). Named for an old local Indian chief, it lies on the northeastern coast of Nantucket Island, 4.7 miles (7.5 km) north-northwest of Siasconset. [1] There is an upscale hotel and restaurant just north of the Gatehouse that features both harbor and oceanfront beach activities. Beyond Wauwinet is access by Four Wheel Drive only to Great Point lighthouse and Coatue. Jenny Phillips drowned here on 9 July 2018.

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  1. 1 2 "Wauwinet, Massachusetts". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 29 January 2008.