[Answer] 5. What was once the world's leading whaling port, but is now a vacation destination for the rich...

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...1. Star Island, NH 2. Nantucket, MA 3. Crowninshield Island, MA 4. Great Diamond Island, ME Nantucket is widely known from the often bawdy limericks that begin "There once was a man from Nantucket", which is surely one of the most common opening lines in poetry. This can be attributed to the fact limericks were often told by whalers and a large number of whalers sailed out of Nantucket. The fact Nantucket was easy to rhyme and lent itself to puns certainly helped. Nantucket from 1800-1840 was the third largest city in Massachusetts and the "Whaling Capital of the World". Herman Melville wrote, "Two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's. For the sea is his; he owns it, as Emperors own empires." The other answers all sparkle, glitter or shine.




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Nantucket, MA:


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