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A series of two interviews with Jenny Cirone, age 86, done on behalf of a group wishing to restore the Nash Island Lighthouse, by Anu Dudley in October, 1998. The interviews primarily focused on Jenny Cirone’s reminiscences of growing up on Nash Island, Maine, where her father was the lighthouse keeper. Topics include: raising and shearing sheep; fishing; lobstering; clamming; gardening; schooling; tending the Nash Island lighthouse; tourists; ice skating; hurricanes; games; boats; clothing; social life; storms; and wrecks.

NA2545 Jenny Cirone, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 29, 1998, at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine. Cirone, age 86, talks about growing up on Nash Island, Maine; raising and shearing sheep; fishing; lobstering; clamming; gardening; schooling; and tending the Nash Island lighthouse (her father was the lighthouse keeper); tourists; ice skating; hurricanes.

NA2549 Jenny Cirone, interviewed by Anu Dudley, Michel Chalufour, and Barbara Hannania, October 12, 1998, at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine. A second interview with Cirone, age 86, where she talks about growing up on Nash Island, Maine; raising and shearing sheep; games; boats; gardening; schooling; clothing; social life; tending and painting the Nash Island lighthouse (her father was the lighthouse keeper); storms and wrecks.

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

Lighthouse keepers, Sheep farming, Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Disciplines

Folklore | Oral History

Size of Collection

2 items

Dates of Collection

1998

Manuscript Number

MF080

MF080 Nash Island Light Project Collection

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