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A series of thirteen interviews, totaling twenty-four hours of recordings, conducted in 1973-1974 by David Taylor under contract for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, with fishermen from the Penobscot Bay region. Themes include equipment used and techniques; fisheries locations, species, and extent; dangers and satisfactions of the fisherman’s life; industry economics; family and community networks. Includes some photographs.
NA0764 Wade Osborne , Sr., interviewed by David Taylor, June 7, 12, & 25 & August 1 & 9 1973, at Wade’s home in Lincolnville, Maine. Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project, Penobscot Marine Museum.
June 7, 1973: Wade describes his life as a salmon fisherman beginning around the turn of the century; maintenance, rent, and ownership of salmon berths; fishing with pole weirs; maintenance, parts, and setup of salmon nets; effect of weather on salmon catches; typical day fishing; packing, and marketing of salmon.
June 12, 1973: Wade discusses salmon wherries; care & building of a wherry; wherry builders Orin Ames, Henry Drinkwater, Stimp Rhodes, and Elisha Griffin; marketing of salmon; seasonal nature of salmon fishing; care of nets; influence of berth location & weather on salmon catch.
June 25, 1973: Wade talks about other fish caught in salmon nets, monkfish, pollock, shad; effect of seals on salmon fishery; use of killicks; use, manufacture, and maintenance of salmon nets; diagram and description of salmon weir; story about whale entangled in salmon nets; financial aspects of salmon fishing; trawling for cod, haddock, and hake; fishing on the Penobscot River.
August 1, 1973: Wade details his work on a Penobscot Bay lumber schooner, 1911-1915; loading lumber; the schooner, the Livelihood, built in Deer Isle by Mr. Billings; freight rates and profits; other cargoes; typical activities on board and living quarters; combination of sail and engines in river sailing; loading and unloading of cargo; Bangor as a lumber port. Also discusses function of spring pole and head buoys in salmon nets; river driving of lumber; sorting of logs; boom work.
August 9, 1973: Wade describes trade aboard a Penobscot Bay coasting schooner; lumber trade, types of lumber carried; lime trade in kiln wood and kiln rock; lime kilns in Campden, Rockport, Rockland, Lincolnville; coastal trade in granite from Stonington, Hurricane Island, Vinalhaven. St. George, Franklin; loading granite; dangers of navigation and advantages/ disadvantages of various cargoes, differences in schooner models; cost & types of sails; full description of living quarters; cooking & supplies on schooner; decline of coastal trade; discussion of pinkys; used for hand-lining; why no longer built.
NA0765 Newell Perry and George Page, interviewed by David Taylor, spring 1973, at Perry’s home in Winterport, Maine. Accession includes 2 detailed maps of the Penobscot River between Verona and Orrington. Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project, Penobscot Marine Museum.
June 8, 1973: Perry discusses smelt fishing on the Penobscot River near Prospect; construction, setting, mending, and hauling of nets; effect of tide on catch; smelting season and daily catch; fishing crews, his own included his father, Earl Baker, Ernest Johnson, and Eddie Locke; other smelt fishermen, Calvin Young and George Page; marketing and storing smelt; smelting clothing; describes scows and their gear; navigating at night; grappling buoys; catching smelt with dip nets; and fishing for herring on Vinalhaven in 1948. June 15, 1973: Perry and Page of Brewer talk about winter smelt fishing; freezing of the Penobscot River; state laws; fishing through the ice; maintenance, size, and price of nets; fishing camps; storage, packing, and marketing of smelt; Page’s partner Chet Neally; “Boston boat” and maritime trade on the Penobscot River; stories about head lice and bed bugs.
NA0766 Earl Baker and wife, interviewed by David Taylor, June 18, 1973, at Baker’s home in Winterport, Maine. Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project, Penobscot Marine Museum. The Bakers discuss commercial smelt fishing; fishing camps; smelt netting; smelting on Verona Island; hauling, setting, and maintaining nets; the smelting season; financial aspects of smelt fishing; story about Jim Jepson, fisherman and storyteller; building, maintenance, and use of scows; differences between ice fishing and frame fishing; marketing smelt; use of horses; use and setting up of frames, watch buoys, and gear units.
NA0767 Walter Trundy, interviewed by David Taylor, June 27 and July 3, 1973, at Trundy’s home in Stockton Springs, Maine. Trundy was Town Clerk of Stockton Springs from 1907 up to and including time of interview. Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project, Penobscot Marine Museum.
June 27, 1973: Trundy talks about life in Stockton Springs around 1900; fish and clams; Great Depression; experiences as a storekeeper; shipping out of Stockton Springs; hippies; local sea captains including Captain Eliot and Captain Hitchman; lumber coasting; economic development of Stockton Springs; sardine factory; ship builders, including Zebra Crooker; doctors.
July 3, 1973: Trundy discusses sea captains; ship launches; ship building during World War One; shipbuilders Zebra Crooker and Emery and John Wardwell; his great-grandfather Joseph Plumb Martin, Revolutionary War soldier; story about Captain Horace Griffin winning the lottery; Stockton Springs barber Levi Griffin; village on Cape Jellison; Stockton Springs policeman Bill Staples; failure of Stockton Springs as a shipping port; docks built and destroyed by fire; railroad line.
NA0768 Ernest Maloney, interviewed by David Taylor, July 16, 1973 and January 3, 1974, at Maloney’s home in Port Clyde, Maine. Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project, Penobscot Marine Museum.
July 16, 1973: Maloney discusses lobstering; lobster fishing licenses; clamming and clam factories; marketing lobsters; lobster boat engines; vessels used for lobstering, sail and power; dory and pea pod boats; trawling; seiners, including Bert Simmons; boundary maintenance; trap wars; living and fishing on islands; trap design and materials, ballast, bait, and buoys; winter fishing; and fishing expenses.
January 3, 1974: Maloney talks about dory and sloop use; lobstering off Monhegan; sail versus power boats; Friendship sloops; overnighting on the sloop; maintenance of sloop and sails; two-header and three-header traps; building traps; Albion, Charles, Jonah, and Wilbur Morse who built sloops; size limits on lobsters; marketing lobsters; smacks came from Boston and Maine to buy lobsters.
NA0769 Sidney N. Sprague, interviewed by David Taylor, July 5 and 12, 1973, at Sprague’s home in Rockland, Maine.
July 5, 1973: Sprague discusses lobster pounds owned by the McLoon Lobster Co., duties and privileges of pound keepers; lobster fishing rights and territories at Metinic Island, Matinicus Island, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Monhegan Island, Green Island, Camden, Rockland, Rockport, Spruce Head; lobster tagging; trap wars; harassment of outsiders and newcomers; clamming territories; building and maintaining lobster pounds; keeping lobsters alive in the pounds, lobster disease “Red Tail.”
July 12, 1973: Sprague talks about lobster fisherman Gooden Grant; Isle Au Haut fishermen, fishing areas; sites of lobster pounds around Penobscot Bay; pound operator Ladd Simmons; building and financing pounds; Oliver Perry knowledgeable pound constructor; maintenance of pounds and lobsters; defines chicken lobster; barrel making; sizes of barrel for shipping lobsters; McLoon ice houses and packing lobsters; use and building of scows; marketing of lobsters; fish flakes; rum running.
NA0770 Phillip Raynes, interviewed by David Taylor, July 5, July 25, and August 14, 1973, at Raynes’ home in Camden, Maine.
July 5, 1973: Raynes talks about his grandfather, a Grand Banks fisherman; also hand-lined in Penobscot Bay; and cooked aboard a fishing schooner. Raynes describes gill netting with his father; first fishing experiences; coot and duck shooting; trawling hand-lines; buoys and killicks on trawl lines; trawling bait; effects of pollution on the fishery; stopped trawling in the 1930s and began lobstering; boat and equipment for lobstering; marketing herring; lobster fishing laws; decline in salt fish business.
July 25, 1973: Raynes talks about numbers, designs, and building of lobster traps; Matinicus Island; storms; changes in rope and heading material; preserving traps; ballasting traps; bait spears, lines, and bags; types and source of bait; types of buoys, Styrofoam versus cedar; lobster hatchery; management of Maine’s lobster fishery.
August 14, 1973: Raynes discusses Gooden Grant’s house on Isle Au Haut; types of bait, fresh versus salted; relationships between fishermen; Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Green Island, Metinic Island, Monhegan Island fishing areas; trap wars on Matinicus Island; industry in Camden, especially lime kilns; marketing lobsters; typical day of fishing; women lobster fishers; trawl line.
NA0771 Henry Walls, interviewed by David Taylor, July 13, 1973, Vinalhaven Island, Maine. Walls talks about working in his grandfather’s store on Vinalhaven Island in the early nineteenth century; eel grass in the coves and harbors; catching flounder for lobster bait; lobster buoy shape, color, and markings; building and baiting lobster traps; differences between parlor and common traps; double-ended lobster boat; advantage of rowing over engine power; sardine and herring weirs and seiners; whale sighting near Hurricane Island; other fish and shellfish caught in the lobster traps; number of traps set; dogfish as a nuisance to fishermen; granite quarries on Hurricane and Vinalhaven Islands; changes in winter clothing for lobstering; marketing of lobsters; Sid Sprague and Hi Smith, lobster buyers. RESTRICTED.
NA0772 Dan McLain, interviewed by David Taylor, 17 and July 26, 1973 at his home in Round Pond, Maine, about his fishing career.
July 17, 1973: McLain discusses trawling and hand lining for ground fish including gear, crew, techniques, market; fishing on Georges Banks; beam trawlers; nets; foreign vessels; best areas and seasons; competition among vessels; lobstering; boat builders.
July 26, 1973: McLain discusses skippering a lobster smack (sailboat with wells for live storage of lobsters bought from lobstermen) for the I. C. Harvey Lobster Co.; the boat, crew, work routine, and economics of smacking; pogey fishing for N. B. Church; pogey boats, seines and other gear; crew; fishing areas and season; decline of pogey fishery.
NA0773 Gooden Grant, interviewed by David Taylor, July 11, and August 10, 1973, Stonington, Maine.
July 11, 1973: Grant discusses catching lobsters with hoop nets and traps; Isle au Haut lobster factory; selling to lobster smacks; mackerel seining; culling board and sizes of marketable lobsters; pogey fishing with father; steam trawlers in pogey fishery; running lobster smacks for McLoon Lobster Co.; Friendship sloops; farms on Isle au Haut; dory factory at Bucksport; Tom Nickerson; fishing the Grand Banks; gear and techniques for trawling from a dory; salting fish on board schooner; power boats; liquor and drinking; going to the West Indies in square riggers. Grant was in Havana harbor for the sinking of the battleship Maine, which began the Spanish-American war.
August 10, 1973: Grant discusses camp meetings; life on Isle au Haut including father’s store, lobster factory, shipyard, and rusticators; Friendship sloops; early lobster traps; cooperation among Isle au Haut fishermen; winter fishing; lobster bottoms; singing and dancing aboard ship; and rum running.
NA0774 Lewis Stubbs, interviewed by David Taylor, August 22, 1973, at Stubb’s home in Winterport, Maine. Stubbs discusses seasonal employment, fish in winter and lumber mill rest of the year; loading lumber schooners; smelt fishing on the Penobscot River; bag nets and gill nets; daily routine of fishing; setting and maintaining nets; location of and entertainment in fishing camps; fishermen’s mittens; Newell Perry; fish sleds; storing, packing, and marketing smelt; comparison of scow and pole fishing for smelt; gill netting techniques, materials, cost; story about Frank Perry; eel fishing with traps and spears.
NA0775 Maurice Mayhew, interviewed by David Taylor, August 29, 1973, at Mayhew’s home in Winterport, Maine. Mayhew talks about smelt fishing on the Penobscot River; fishing with Earl and Willis Baker and Mr. Bolin; hauling and setting nets; getting his start in the 1920s; packing smelt; fishing camps; fishing berths; cutting wood in the winter; Bert Alley who fished through the ice near Frankfort; smelt fishing gear and nets; smelt scows, building and maintenance; marketing smelt; eel fishing.
NA0776 Vincent Hincks interviewed by David Taylor on September 30, 1973, at Hincks’ home in Orrington, Maine. Hincks discusses commercial eel fishing on the Penobscot River; construction of eel weirs; building, baiting, setting, hauling, and maintaining eel traps; “Cannonball” Baker, eel fisherman; marketing and storing eels.
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This collection consists of a series of interviews conducted by David Taylor with eight fishermen about the commercial fisheries of the Penobscot River in Maine. Taylor interviewed men who fished for smelt, salmon, sturgeon, alewives, eels, and cod; also an eel wholesaler. Methods discussed include net fishing; weir fishing; and winter fishing. Towns discussed include Winterport; Frankfort; and Bangor.
NA0805 Harold Reed, interviewed by David Taylor, February 5, 1974, at Reed’s home in Frankfort, Maine. Reed discusses, in detail, his experiences as a fisherman on the Penobscot River in the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s; how his father, Fred Reed, fished for smelt with bag nets at Winterport around Bald Hill Cove during the Great Depression; the men his father fished with, including Herbert Alley, Phillip Alley, Carl Clegg, and Leon Perkins; his own fishing on the Penobscot River and Marsh Stream in Frankfort during high school and after World War II; fishing with gill nets, and how to set them, how they caught fish, importance of net shape and how to rig the nets, where to get the nets, the floats and sinkers used on the nets, how to haul the net into the boat; the size of a good catch, and what kinds of fish were caught in the nets, including smelt, trout, and eel; how the fish, mostly smelt, were packed and shipped to market; and the prices paid for smelts; fishing licenses and warden Lewis Stubbs; the effects of weather on fishing and on the nets, how to care for the net, and how much money one could earn in a season; fishing with bag nets; how to fish through the ice; men who fished with bag nets, including Herbert Alley, and Charles Alley, their fishing camps.
NA0806 H. B. Calkins, interviewed by David Taylor, February 23, 1974 and March 16, 1974, at Calkins’ home in Hampden, Maine. Calkins discusses weir fishing on the Penobscot River, during the 1920s and 30s, near Winterport & Bangor, especially Gilmore Beach, Whitney Beach, and Castle Rock; weirs owned by F. E. (Floyd) Whitney; setting weirs, building weirs, weir season (summer), shape of weir, fish caught in weirs (smelts, alewives, and salmon), tending the weir, fishing rights; reasons for outlawing weirs and gill nets; Lester Stubbs, warden and fisherman, had 10 weirs on Penobscot River; gill netting, financial returns, catching smelts; sturgeon fishing, fishing methods, drift netting, marketing and size of sturgeon; salmon fishing, nets, daily activities, marketing; fish camps and their furnishings; fishing with bag nets in the winter; Winterport fishermen Sidney Johnson and Lin Perkins; eel potting at Stubbs Point, Oak Point, Rooster Rock, and Bald Hill Cove, baiting the pots, marketing, spearing eels, eel barrels; in gill nets; mentions John Rowe and Ronald Randolph.
NA0807 Avery Bowden, interviewed by David Taylor, March 5, 1974, at Bowden’s home in Orland, Maine. Bowden talks about fishing on the Penobscot River, Morse’s Cove, Orland Dam, Verona Island, Alamoosook Lake, especially weir fishing for salmon, smelts, and alewives; building weirs, goudy pole, placement of weirs, closing a weir, taking fish from the weir, killing salmon with club; working for his father, his father’s weirs; size of seasonal catches, marketing salmon and alewives, salting alewives, sold alewives to Tom Nickerson; fishing a seasonal job, father also worked in the woods in the winter. Mentions Willis Givvs, George Grindle, Frank Martin, Adison Marks, Ed Heath, Decatur Bridges, Marvin Gray, Dave Davis, Reuben Simpson, Freddie Gross, and Oscar Bridges.
NA0831 Forrest Baker, interviewed by David Taylor, March 26, 1974, at Baker’s camp on Green Lake in Dedham, Maine. Baker discusses eel fishing on the Penobscot River near South Orrington; describes eel pots (traps), building eel pots, materials; Leon Hurd and Chet Stevens, who also fished eels, and fishermen Walter Whitney and Ed Bridges; salmon weir fishing; Sammy Stubbs, warden and gill net fisherman.
NA0832 By Calvin Young, interviewed by David Taylor, April 3, 1974, at Young’s home in Winterport, Maine. Young talks about his World War I job in a shipyard; job cutting cord wood; father was a mason; brother-in-law ran ferry in Winterport; winter fishing on the Penobscot River below Winterport, at Mill Creek, Haggett Stream, Kempton’s Cove, Hurd’s Brook, Marsh Rock, and Old Women’s Stream; fish camps, perils of ice-fishing, marketing and price of fish, equipment, clothing, nets; George Page; building a scow with Sid Johnson; fishing with Ashley Young, Chet Nealey from Hampden, Milton Baker, Raymond Down, and Phil Alley; Waldo Perkins hauled the fish to market. Young also plays the hammered dulcimer.
NA1993 Avery Bowden, interviewed by David Taylor, March 12, 1974, at Bowden’s home in Orland, Maine. Bowden discusses weir fishing on the Penobscot River for cod and alewives; process of building or sticking a weir; winter storage of the weir; smoking cod; tarring and maintenance of nets; names other fishermen on the river near Orland and Verona; and fishing with his father, E. Darling Bowden.
NA1997 Gerald Crommett, interviewed by David Taylor, October 9, 1973, at Crommett’s home in Passadumkeag, Maine. Crommett discusses his years as an eel fisherman; buying his own weir as a young man; current business as an eel wholesaler; buying saltwater and freshwater eels; eel fishermen along the east coast from the Maritime Provinces to Georgia; national and international marketing of eels; details of equipment and catches from different ways of catching eels including eel pots or traps, fight nets, and weirs; and silver eels.
NA1998 Sid Johnson, interviewed by David Taylor, January 15, 1974, at Johnson’s home in Winterport, Maine. Johnson talks about his experiences as a commercial smelt fisherman on the Penobscot River; influence of weather and the tide on smelt fishing; hauling the nets; Phil Alley from Frankfort first to use an engine to haul his nets; placement of nets in the water; capacity, durability, and mending of nets; marketing smelt; pollution and marketing smelt; noncommercial gill netting for smelt; and cooking smelt.
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"Remnants of Our Lives: Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts" was an exhibition, sponsored and curated by the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History in collaboration with the Hudson Museum, the University of Maine's anthropology museum within the Maine Center for the Arts. The exhibition celebrated the skills, talent, and creativity of fifteen Maine women, representing the state's diversity of folklife communities, through a selection of textile objects, narrative texts based on oral history interviews with the artists, photographs, and interpretive panels.
The exhibit focused on the theme of rites of passage, a motif which resonates through all of the narratives that were collected during the field research phase of the project; the textiles were presented as aesthetic expressions of life status changes. The project's advisory panel included University of Maine faculty, outside professionals associated with textiles and folk arts, as well as two traditional artists who contributed to the selection process.
NA2259 Betty Billings, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, June 21, 1991, Stonington, Maine. Billing talks about learning in a one room schoolhouse; learning to knit; boiled wool mittens; knitting socks with four needles; selling her sweaters; buying yarn; fishermen’s sweaters; aran sweater patters; her husband and sons’ work as fishermen; wristers; knitting doll clothes; Barbie Dolls; building nets; raglan patters; knitting with her children.
NA2690 Gloria Martin, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Old Town, Maine, April 2 and 3, 1991. First interview talks about her mother, Jessie Madden; picking and canning berries in the summer; the braided rugs and quilts Jessie made; knitting; her work with Vogue Dolls; her children and grandchildren; working for credit and collection agencies as a woman in the 1950s. In the second interview she talks about her experience growing up; going to school in a one room schoolhouse; going to high school in Old Town; Christmas/holiday celebrations; fur trapping; hunting with her father; running hunting camps for tourists; May baskets; lunch box socials; religion; the woodchuck she raised that ended up appearing on the television show Captain Kangaroo; afghans; tatting and crochet; home remedies; her children; and some rugs her mother made.
NA2691 Lois Bartlett and Marjorie Freeman, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, April 15, 1991. Bartlett and Freeman, of West Rockport, Maine, talk about rug hooking.
NA2692 Prudence Billings, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 2, 1991. Billings, of Brewer, Maine, talks about knitting, tatting, and crocheting.
NA2693 Beeuw van Kuiferen, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 6, 1991. Van Kuiferen, of Stetson, Maine, talk about bobbin lace-making.
NA2694 Lelia Case and Ella Patterson, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 8, 1991. Case and Patterson, of Embden, Maine, talk about quilting and rug hooking.
NA2695 Holly Seagraves, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth June 20, 1991. Seagraves, of Owl’s Head, Maine, talks about hooked rug; the Sands Frost rug from the 1870s that she restored; family history; quilting; and Civil War era diaries and letters.
NA2697 Winifred Lanek and Laverne Dixon, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, June 20, 1991. Lanke and Dixon, of Owl’s Head, Maine, talk about hooked rugs.
NA2698 Ella Petterson, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, July 3, 1991. Petterson, of Skowhegan, Maine, talks about knitting and quilting; growing up in Maine, putting herself through school; working at the Redington-Fairview hospital; her husband and family; the textiles in her family's home growing up; home-sewed clothing; the socks and mittens her mother used to knit; scrap bags; embroidery; the church craft fair and charity work for the church; Remsen blankets; quilting clubs.
NA2699 Caroline Porter Kier, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 1, 1991. Kier, of Port Clyde, Maine, talks about rug hooking and braiding; discussion of family; her father's adventures in the Arctic; her father's paintings; creating patterns to hook; the frame she uses; where she gets her materials; how to clean rugs; selling her rugs.
NA2700 Fannie Parritt, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 21, 1991. Parritt, of South Gouldsboro, Maine, talks about MSCM rugs and crocheting; in C92l there is discussion of growing up on Ironbound Island; knitting and crocheting as a child; quilting; learning to sew for her stepdaughters; the Seacoast Mission and the Sunbeam; a mission woman named Mrs. Peaslee; her church activities; writing religious themed poetry and songs; her laser eye surgery; when she and her husband were baptized; learning to paint; religious visions; factory work at Stinson's and Snow's; boarding elderly ladies at her house and getting her nursing license; the fire that gutted her current home. C 922 contains discussion of the Girl Reserves and the Boy Scouts; the Seacoast Mission; crocheting dolls; crocheting roses; the bride and groom doll sets she makes for people that are getting married; her son's band; teaching her children to sew and crochet; teaching neighborhood girls to cook, crochet, sew and sing; playing music at nursing homes; her friends and Bible study group.
NA2701 Eva Labonte, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 13, 1991. Labonte, of Lewiston, Maine, talks about Franco-American needle work; her heritage, samplers; her early family life; being Catholic; her married life; sewing clothes for her children; teaching her children needlepoint; homemade Christmas; a portrait of Jesus; blending needlework colors; petit point stitching; teaching classes out of her home; her mother's artwork; Franco-American quilting ; embroidered half sheets.
NA2702 Angie Jordan, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 30, 1991. Jordan talks about crocheted dolls; her family; the textile work her mother did; rag dolls; quilting; rug hooking and braiding; teaching Fannie Parrot how to crochet dolls; making stuffed animals; knitting; and wedding dolls.
NA2703 Elizabeth Bergh, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, September 17, 1991. Bergh, of Chebeague Island, Maine, talks about knitting; Chebeaque Island; Bergh's native country, Norway; her family; the Norwegian army in which her father was a colonel; the lending library her mother started when she was young; Ladies Aid; craft fairs; quilting; knitting; embroidery; fundraising by raffling quilts; knitting and sewing in Norwegian schools; many different types of fishermen's mittens and traditional patterns; sweaters; Bergh's career as a nurse; vacationing in Maine; Bergh's mother using a top crook; European (also known as Continental or German) vs. American knitting; four needle knitting; lap rugs; wristers; Trondheim, Norway.
NA2704 Augusta Scott, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, October 30, 1991. Scott talks about crocheting; family; dating in the early 1900s; the Grange; her home and neighbors; her husband's work on the Great Lakes; crochet work she's had in fairs; raffling her work to raise money for various causes.
NA2705 Cecile Levasseur, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 7, 1991. Levasseur talks about needlework.
NA2706 Helen Schumejko, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 8, 1991. Schunejko, of Richmond, Maine, crocheting and needlework.
NA2707 Irene Baker, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 20, 1991, St. Francis, Maine. Baker talks about knitting.
NA2708 Izy Thibodeau, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 21, 1991, St. Francis, Maine. Thibodeau talks about quilting.
NA2709 Dorothy Kerr, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth January 27, 1992 in Millinocket, Maine.
NA2710 Margaret Williams, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, January 27, 1992, Millinocket, Maine. Williams talks about quilting and knitting.
NA2711 Ann Baker, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, February 17, 1992, Coopers Mills, Maine. Baker talks about quilting.
NA2712 Nadine Boddy, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, February 24, 1992, Millinocket, Maine. Boddy talks about quilting.
NA2713 Edith Wilbur, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, March 6, 1992, Dexter, Maine. Wilbur talks about knitting.
NA2714 Beda Spooner, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, March 11, 1992, New Sweden, Maine. Spooner talks about knitting.
NA2715 Bertha Voisine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 20, 1991 and May 6, 1992, Fort Kent and Fort Kent Mills, Maine. Voisine talks about braided rugs.
NA2716 Joan Dana, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, September 12, 1991 & May 7, 1992, Peter Dana Point, Maine. Dana talks about Native American beadwork and beadworking.
NA2717 Maila Korsman and Miko Stone, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, February 27, 1992, Monson, Maine. Korsman and Stone talk about Finnish knitting. Includes newspaper articles. Follow up interview with Korsman, June 30, 1992, Monson, Maine. Korsman talks about Finnish knitting.
NA2718 Earg Neur, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, July 9, 1992, Portland, Maine. Neur talks about Buddhist Tongs.
NA2719 Gladys Gooding, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 6 1992, Presque Isle Maine. Gooding talks about knitting and quilting.
NA2720 Wanda Kimbrough, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 7, 1991 & April 7, 1992, Auburn, Maine. Kimbrough talks about crewel and needlework.
NA2721 Charles Merrifield and Edith Merrifield, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, July 17, 1992, West Rockport, Maine. The Merrifields talk about net making.
NA2722 Rosalie St. Pierre, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, October 22, 1991, Kents Hill, Maine. St. Pierre talks about crocheting and knitting. Follow-up interview June 28, 1992, Kents Hill, Maine. St. Pierre talks about crocheting, knitting, and embroidery.
NA2723 Gail Cousins, Kelly Saunders, and Edna Grindle, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, January 10, 1992 & April 30, 1992, Brooksville, Maine. Cousins, Saunders, and Grindle talk about knitting.
NA2724 Marguerite Gosbee and Noelle Loupin, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, July 26, 1991, Harmony, Maine. Gosbee and Loupin talk about quilting. Follow-up interview with Gosbee, July 23, 1992, Harmony, Maine.
NA2725 Diana Christakas, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, July 23, 1992, Bangor, Maine. Christakas talks about Greek needlework.
NA2726 Carolyn Brown, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, February 17, 1992, Jefferson, Maine. Brown talks about wedding gowns. Follow-up interview April 06, 1992, Jefferson, Maine. Brown talks about wedding gowns.
NA2727 Beth Corey-Smith, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, January 23, 1992, March 9, 1992 & April 9, 1992, West Gardiner, Maine. Corey-Smith talks about quilting.
NA2728 Jennifer Sapiel, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 4 and 6, 1992, Indian Island. Bapiel talks about Penobscot beadwork.
NA2732 Barbara Merry Boulter, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, April 15, 1991 & April 28, 1992, Knox & Swanville, Maine. Boulter talks about rug hooking.
NA2734 Richard Waldron, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 7, 1991, Spruce Head, Maine. Waldron talks about net making.
NA2736 Irene Bartlett, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, June 28, 1991, Islesford, Maine. Bartlett talks about rug braiding.
NA2737 Gladys Gooding and Doris Rose, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 9, 1991, Presque Isle, Maine. Gooding and Rose talk about family textile.
NA2738 Edna Grindle, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, October 8, 1991, Brooksville, Maine. Grindle talks about knitting.
NA2740 Brother Arnold, Sister Francis, and Sister Meg, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, February 11, 1992, Poland Springs, Maine. The Brother and Sisters talk about Shaker textiles.
NA2741 Susan Philbrook, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, June 29, 1992, Stonington, Maine. Philbrook talks about net knitting.
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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.
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
A collection 73 separate accessions containing interviews with Mainers on a wide range of topics relating to life and work in the state of Maine, conducted 1972-1983 by Lynn Franklin, a journalist who specialized in cultural stories, occupational lore, life histories, and human interest stories. Of special interest are Franklin's interviews relating to lobstering, woods work, guides and canoe building, boats and boat building, and rural education. Franklin published Profiles of Maine in 1976 based on some of his interviews deposited in the Northeast Archives.
NA0900 Harold Gower, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, February 22, 1972, at Gower’s home on Beals Island, Maine. Gower, age 72, talks about his life as a master boat builder; moving from Nova Scotia; fishing for his dad from 14-21; building boat cabins; how he came to work for William Frost (a boat builder); Frost’s boat building; various boat designs; cost to build each model; taking in his young nephew (Dougie) and raising him; Dougie’s schooling; rebuilding his shop for Dougie; and what it takes to be a boat builder.
NA0901 Ossie Beal, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, February 2, 1972, at Beal’s home on Beals Island, Maine. Beal, president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, talks about issues concerning fishermen and the Association in Maine; lobbying attendance and dues; cooperative versus incorporated; various legal battles with State and Federal governments; the inability to set prices on lobsters; and affecting prices through “tie-up” versus striking.
NA0902 Clifton Lunt, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, March 14, 1974, in Frenchboro, Long Island, Maine. Lunt talks about his youth inside the fishing community in Frenchboro; his father Nelson P. Lunt; lobstering; types of fish: hake, cod, cusk, and salmon; getting “Dogged up”; various types of boats he has owned over the years; magnetic courses traveled that caused equipment failure; changes in lobstering business; working on steamboats; his service during WWI; using his boat to run mail; and how he convinced the governor of the need for buoys.
NA0903 Myles O’Reilly, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, November 13, 1973, on board the Portland pilot boat, Portland, Maine. O’Reilly talks about his youth; what life was like on Jewels Island; how his father had come to the island; being a deckhand for Captain Morrill at 14; how the school was small; majority religion was Seventh Day Adventist; doctors having to travel from other islands; how he worked a schooner and a dory; his time as a dory man; spending the other part of the year as a lobsterman; working his way up to pilot; what it is like to be a pilot boat captain; the unpredictable weather; how dangerous pilot work can be; his time in the merchant marines; and about his children.
NA0904 Mildred Young, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, August 8, 1974, in Cushing, Maine. Young, a retired rural school teacher, talks about her life on Isle Au Haut, Maine; her family; her first job teaching at “Pint Basin” at age 19 on the island; moving from school to school; teaching bookkeeping and penmanship; how the handkerchief game is played; visiting New York; and the how education has changed since her retirement in 1952.
NA0905 Bert McBernie, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, June 20, 1974, in Chesuncook, Maine. McBernie, a proprietor of the Chesuncook Hotel, talks about the early days of Chesuncook; Great Northern; Seboomook Dam; environment effects; the paper industry; humorous stories of how people come ill-equipped to camp; respect and disrespect of rules and property; his father’s work as a trapper; illegal trapping methods; how things have actually gotten worse in the region; decreasing gaming population (deer and moose); anti-social behavior of locals; increased crime; tips for dealing with bugs and tenting while camping.
NA0906 Rodger Jondreau, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, January 23, 1974, at Bill Pinkham’s camp near the St. John River in Northern Maine. Jondreau talks about work as woods foreman at Bill Pinkham’s camp: what it was like growing up and working with his father in the woods; being a foreman building roads; how the trade has changed; inexperience of younger workers; various job positions such as jobber, foreman, chopper, skidder, and trucker; equipment used: bucksaw, chainsaw, trucks, and winch; jobber: Bill Pinkham; training family versus strangers; less experience can lead to safety and equipment issues; the various effects on trees: worms, animals; experienced versus inexperienced choppers; and his family.
NA0907 Clyde Tagget, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, January 23, 1974, at Bill Pinkham’s camp along the St. John River in Northern Maine. Tagget talks about hauling logs from Bill Pinkham’s camp; the effects of weather conditions on the roads; weight of loads; overall cost of truck and equipment; length of time spent on trips; types of roads driven on and the dangers of; continuous truck maintenance; low pay rates for drivers; additional costs: insurance, registration, various taxes, and fuel; safety on the roads; cost of fixing damages from a wreck; different types of trucks; consequences of overweight trucks; and how Pinkham is a good employer to work for.
NA0908 Earl Pelletier, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, January 22, 1974, at Bill Pinkham’s camp near St. Francis, Maine. Franklin talks about the early years (1920s and 30s) of woodworking; what the camps were like; employees who worked at the camp; work week and year; shackers and pullers; types of equipment used: hacksaws, bucksaws, and later on, chainsaws; his father’s days as a lumberman and walking boss; getting paid; crews; how the logs were hauled out of the woods; tending to horses (repairing harnesses and shoeing); and the types of foods provided for workers.
NA0909 George Bress, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, July 22, 1974, at Bress’s deli in Portland, Maine. Bress, age 63, talks about his 40 years in the deli business; owning four stores; being married for 40 years; his children; the freshness of the products he provides; where they buy their meats and vegetables; the hours of operation; staff; his mother-in-law’s family recipes; how his property lease expiring in a year; not wanting to retire or relocate; the family’s bonds with the community; and his days as a handball champion in Maine.
NA0910 Dr. Willard H. Bunker, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, April 24, 1974, at Bunker’s home in York Harbor, Maine. Bunker discusses his life as a physician; growing up in Calais, Maine; his father’s life, carrying gravel and lumber, and as captain of the “Etta M. Barter”; his grandfather serving as a cook for captain Hiram Cook; how Bunker met his wife; his three children; his early practice and salary; traveling the county practicing medicine; what it was like to practice medicine around the Depression; unique ways people paid him for his services; different jobs he held as a doctor; his advanced degrees, honors, and recognitions; surgery; how medicine practices have changed; treating fishermen and lumbermen; child delivery; abortion practices; various types of injuries; his yacht; and what it takes to be a doctor.
NA0911 Morris Wing, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, January 16, 1974, Livermore Falls, Maine. Wing talks about his experiences as a woodsman: his 5 generations of family logging; how the Wing family arrived in Maine; how he started logging at age 9 peeling wood; his love of horses and working with them; being promoted to chopper at 14; learning from his father; hunting and fishing; hay collecting; equipment used in 1930s vs. 1950s/60s; working for Augusta Lumber Company as a clerk; “Blaine Files”; trucks versus horses; dangers of driving logs on the water; salary; lodging; types of food; canoeing; working for “Oz Fahey”; joining Woodland (International Paper Company) as a superintendent; becoming manager and establishing company policies; and his issues with conservationist and ecologists.
NA0912 Edgar Drisko, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, October, 1972, New Harbor, Maine. Drisko, age 41, talks about his 27 years as a lobster fisherman: growing up in Corea, Maine; fishing on Beals Island, Maine, later moved to New Harbor; types of boats: Dory, Pea-Pod, and Jonesport; working briefly as a truck driver; fishing for lobster, but also for clam and shrimp; worm business/sport fishing; competition between lobstermen; number of and types of traps; his views on state regulations; limiting (traps vs. licensing); newer trap designs and equipment; size of lobsters; importance of the female lobster; cost of running a boat; load capabilities.
NA0913 Samuel “Sonny” Wilson & his wife (no name provided), interviewed by Lynn Franklin, December 27, 1973, in Jackman, Maine. Wilson, age 92, and his wife provide details about Wilson’s life as woodsman, trapper, guide, and gold prospector: coming from Canada; working at a rock quarry at 13; woodworking in Spencer, ME; moving to Jackman, ME; fur trapping; animals trapped; number of traps, length of trap lines, and bait used; building roads at the lumber camp; river logging; gold prospecting (panhandling) on the Jordoir (Jordon?) River; Wilson’s family; his wife’s family; Canadian cattle drive into Maine; life at the lumber camps: type of food, hunting deer; canoeing; fishing; women in the camps; trappers overstepping their bounds; trapping equipment used; other jobs he has held. Wife talks about her family and coming over from Wales.
NA0914 Eddy Hagan, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, September 26, 1973, in Jackman, Maine. Hagan, age 77, originally from Hinckley, Minnesota, talks about his life as a woodsman in Maine: his Irish/French heritage; his parents; “The Great Hinckley Fire of 1894”; various jobs he’s had: log scaler, woodsman, grocer, construction worker, ballplayer, horse driver, caretaker, and clerk; scaling; what a cord of wood consists of; meeting his wife and attending convent school; how, as a clerk, he ran a five man crew, provided medical care, and inventoried food; tools used; pay; type of food eaten; hard times for Canadian workers; playing cards and music; caring for horses; dealing with harsh winter weather; and hunting deer for food.
NA0915 Phil Nichols, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, September 7, 1974, in Round Pond, Maine. Nichols, age 80, talks about building Friendship Sloop boats, starting in 1926: his first shop; changing to Friendship and Norwegian sloops (from Cats); working as a draftsman for Hyde Windlass Company; joining the Friendship Sloop Society; old-fashioned boat making; screws vs nails; his work during WWI; baseball games (locals vs summer folk); the type of wood used for his ships; Wilbur Morse; different boat models; his shop; how he developed his own models (based on Morse’s); details about boat construction; the differences between then and now (both in life and boat building); parts used; tools used; naming of his boats; how costs have changed.
NA0916 Captain Frank Hatciel Delano, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, February 6, 1974, at Delano’s home in Bucksport, Maine. Delano, age 92 (b. 1882), talks about his life as a fisherman; his childhood, family, and various shipping mates he encountered over the years; becoming a Doryman; shore fishing; navigating through various weather; types of pay and food received; types of fish; fishing on the Grand Banks; steam-boating in WWI; carrying cargo to various places: Scotland, Newfoundland (Bay of Bulls), Naples, and Africa; serving as a Liberty boat captain during WWII; various types of cargo carried; carrying coal; various ships he served on: Archilles (coal vessel), the Thomas Lawson, Gladiator, and Hiram Lowell; working as a captain, 2nd mate, and navigator; different ways of fishing; humorous stories; and various fishing stories.
NA0917 Nick Ranco and Delia Ranco, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, September, 1973, at the Ranco’s home in Old Town, Maine. Couple talks about their Native American ancestry (Pemaquid/Pemeequida); how he raced canoes and won championships; meeting and marrying; two separate weddings; being an Indian; camping and hunting; how non-residents lack proper hunting skills; poling (steering); and details proper materials and techniques for canoe building.
NA0918 Armand Pomerleau, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, October 2, 1973, Jackman, Maine. Pomerleau talks about storekeeping.
NA0919 Clarence Sands, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, October 3, 1973, Stockholm, Maine. Sands talks about experiences as woodsman and guide.
NA0920 Farrell Lenfesty, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1973, Beals Island, Maine. Lenfesty talks about life as a lobsterman and preacher. Lenfesty one of the founders of the Maine Lobsterman’s Association and the Jonesport-Beals Co-op.
NA0921 Herbert Elwell, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1972, Spruce Head, Maine. Elwell, lobster buyer, talks about pound management, lobster fishing, weather signs, and superstitions.
NA0922 Lyman "Gus" Alley, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, September 1971, Kittery, Maine. Alley talks about lobster fishing.
NA0923 Octave Pease, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, summer 1973, Jackman, Maine. Pease, a veteran woodsman and trapper, talks about hunting; trapping; and woods work.
NA0924 Bob Sparks, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, summer 1973, Ellsworth, Maine. Sparks talks about his attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon.
NA0925 Clyde Torrey, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Swans Island, Maine. Torrey, a local character, plays accordion and sings.
NA0926 Malcolm Durgin, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1973, Gorham, Maine. Durgin talks about gunsmithing.
NA0927 Mr. Fred Dahlgren & Mrs. Fred Dahlgren, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1973, Stockholm, Maine. The Dahlgrens talk about the Swedish settlements of Stockholm and New Sweden, Maine.
NA0928 Myron Smart, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, September 18, 1973, Milo, Maine. Smart talks about his experiences as a Maine guide.
NA0929 Sara Aker, interviewed by Franklin, Lynn. Spring 1974. Maine: Eastport. Aker talks about her life and the efforts of Pittston Oil Company to acquire her land.
NA0930 George "Pete" Sawyer, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, January 25, 1974, Ashland, Maine. Sawyer talks about his life as a forest manager.
NA0931 Royal Lowell, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1972, Parnell, Maine. Lowell, grandson of master boat builder Will Frost, talks about building lobster boats.
NA0932 Richard Bruno, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1972, Newington, New Hampshire. Bruno talks about fiberglass lobster boats and his boat building firm, Bruno & Stillman Co.
NA0933 Freddy Lenfesty, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, summer 1972, Jonesport, Maine. Lenfesty, winner of the July 4th, 1972 World Champion Lobster Boat Race, talks about boat building.
NA0934 Guy Carver, Jr., interviewed by Lynn Franklin, summer 1972, Beals Island, Maine. Carver was the skipper of boat built by Freddy Lenfesty and winner of the 1972 World Champion Lobster Boat Race.
NA0935 Austin Hall, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, summer 1973, Jackman, Maine. Interview with Austin Hall about his experiences as a woodsman.
NA0936 Lucien Jandreau, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1974, St. Francis, Maine. Jandreau talks about being a skidder operator and woods worker at Bill Pinkham’s camp.
NA0937 Donnie Hopkins, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, North Gorham, Maine. Hopkins talks about being an auto mechanic and going into business for himself.
NA0938 Abby Gove, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Stonington, Maine. Interview with Mrs. Abby Gove about life on Eagle Island at the turn of the century.
NA0939 Wilbert Gove, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Stonington, Maine. Gove talks about life as a lobster fisherman, weir tender, trawlerman; growing up on coast.
NA0940 Andrew Gove, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, 1972, Stonington, Maine. Gove, son of Wilbert Gove, talks about life as a lobster fisherman.
NA0941 Keith Ames, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Matinicus Island, Maine. Ames talks about life as a lobster fisherman.
NA0942 Dr. Vincent Hartgen, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, UMaine Orono, Maine. Dr. Hartgen, Head of the Art Department at UMaine, talks about establishment of "Maine Artists" Gallery at Carnegie Hall, UM.
NA0943 Gooden Grant interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1972, Stonington, Maine. Grant, age 96, talks about his life as a lobster fisherman and life on Isle Au Haut.
NA0944 Walter Howe, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Camden, Maine. Howe talks about his life as a farmer from the late 1800’s to the present.
NA0945 Scott Doherty, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Doherty talks about dealing with summer people and the impact of tourism.
NA0946 Leighton Davis, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Davis, chief of police, talks about his job and the impact of tourism.
NA0947 E. W. Thurlow, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Augusta, Maine. Thurlow, president of Central Maine Power Company, talks about power companies and power.
NA0948 Avery Kelley, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1974, Jonesport, Maine. Kelley talks about his experiences on lobster smacks and as a fisherman.
NA0949 Frank Williams, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, East Boothbay, Maine. Williams talks about the real estate business and the influx of out-of-staters.
NA0950 Mrs. Parker H. Vincent, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Vincent talks about the gift shop she runs in Boothbay Harbor.
NA0951 Eva Peters, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Belfast, Maine. Peters talks about her life and work experiences in Belfast.
NA0952 Jim Thomas, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Thomas, fisheries research scientist, talks about changes in fisheries conservation on the Maine Coast.
NA0953 Susie Thompson, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, April 1973 and September 11, 1974, Cape Split, Maine. Also included: tape worksheet. Thompson talks about her life living on the Maine Coast.
NA0954 Ted Smith and Frank Simpson, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, South Portland, Maine. Smith and Simpson, salesmen at the Donnelly Sign Co., talk about billboards and the economic development of Maine.
NA0955 Betty Mooz, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Brunswick, Maine. Mooz, Bowdoin College chemistry researcher, talks about moving to Maine and buying a house.
NA0956 Dwayne Herrick, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Belfast, Maine. Herrick, manager of Maplewood Poultry, talks about the poultry company.
NA0957 Jim Verrill, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Searsport, Maine. Verrill, gift shop owner, talks about the possible construction of an atomic power plant on Sears Island.
NA0958 Richard Lund and Ronald Carter, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Wells, Maine. Lund and Carter, police chiefs of Old Orchard Beach and Wells, talk about the impact of tourism on the Town of Wells.
NA0959 Kenneth Weed, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Lincolnville Beach, Maine. Weed talks about his experience as a lobster fisherman.
NA0960 John Alfiero, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Portland, Maine. Alfiero, employee of the Harbor Fish Market, talks about the operation of a fish market and marketing lobsters.
NA0961 Lloyd Cushing, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Portland, Maine. Cushing, lobster fisherman, and Brackett, president of the Orr and Jennings Co. machine shop, talk about plans for the development of a lobster trap hauler/lander system.
NA0962 Phil Walters, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1974, Jay, Maine. Walters, bush pilot for International Paper Company, talks about experiences as a pilot.
NA0963 Paul Luke, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1973, East Boothbay, Maine. Luke, boat builder, talks about aluminum racing yachts.
NA0964 Ray Towne, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Hinckley, Maine. Towne talks about beekeeping.
NA0965 Vital Quellette, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, Brunswick, Maine. Quellette talks about his life as a woodsman and lumber contractor.
NA0966 Berenice Abbott, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, September 1972, Abbott Village, Maine. Abbott talks about her experiences as a professional photographer.
NA0967 Theodore McLain, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, 1973, Bremen, Long Island, Maine. McLain, boat builder, talks about life on Bremen, Long Island, lobster boat building and lobster fishing.
NA0968 Dr. Lyman Page, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, fall 1974, Saco, Maine. Dr. Page talks about the development of energy resources in Maine and the development of the Maine Coast.
NA1172 John Rossignol, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1977, Aroostook County, Maine. Rossignol talks about his life; experiences in World War II; work ethic; over a 60 year period.
NA1527 Nettie Mitchell, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, January 1976, Fayette, Maine. No Tape. Partial trans. Mitchell talks about her childhood; education; teaching experiences; family history.
NA1537 Lester Blodgett, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, spring 1981, Moscow, Maine. Blodgett talks about his life working in the woods.
NA1636 Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, interviewed by Lynn Franklin, winter 1983, Orono, Maine. Ives talks about his early life; education; college teaching experiences; interest in folklore and folk songs; work as Director of Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History and President of Northeast Folklore Society.