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Collections - MF 048 “Penobscot Bay Islands” Interviews

Number of Interviews: 7
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1975
Time period covered: 1890s-1940s
Principal interviewers: John Bannon & Lisa Schneider
Finding Aides: brief indexes
Access Restrictions: none

Description: A series of interviews with residents of the Penobscot Bay Islands. Interviewees discuss local history; economic aspects of island life; food supplies; summer people; fishing; farming; sail, steam, and motor boats; health care; and schools. Specific islands discussed include: Hog Island, Pond Island, Western Island, Pickering’s Island; Eagle Island, Opechee Island, Bear Island, and Butter Island.

990 Bannon, John. Summer 1975. Maine: Stonington. 17 pp. Tape: 3 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cats. Interviews with Clara Orcutt about Hog Island, Pond Islands, and Western Island. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T990 – T993

991 Bannon, John. Summer 1975. Maine: Camden. 16 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Captain Erland Quinn about Eagle Island. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T994 – T997

992 Bannon, John. Summer 1975. Maine: Ellsworth. 8 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Lem Robbins about Opechee Island, buildings, work, transportation, history. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T998

993 Bannon, John. Summer 1975. Maine: Deer Isle. 7 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Wolcott Hardie about Bear Island. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T999

994 Bannon, John. Summer 1975. Maine: Deer Isle. 6 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Vida Sylvester about Eagle Island. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T1000 – T1001

995 Schneider, Lisa. Summer 1975. Maine: Little Deer Isle. 9 pp. Tape: 1 3/4 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Abby Weed about local history of Butter Island, Bear Island, Eagle Island. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T1002 – T1004

996 Schneider, Lisa. Summer 1975. Maine: Stonington. 12 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Laura Brown about Eagle Island. Penobscot Bay Islands Project, Dept. of Conservation. T1005 – T1008


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