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Collections - MF 080 Nash Island Light Project Collection

Number of Interviews: 2
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1998
Time period covered: 1910s – 1990s
Principal interviewers: Anu Dudley
Finding Aides: transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: 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.

2545 Anu Dudley. October, 1998. Maine: South Addison. Tape: One cassette (1 1/2 hours). Interview with Jenny Cirone, age 86, conducted by Anu Dudley at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine, September 29, 1998. Interview revolves around Mrs. Cirone’s reminiscences about growing up on Nash Island, Maine, especially raising and shearing sheep, fishing, lobstering, clamming, gardening, schooling, and tending the Nash Island lighthouse. Her father was the lighthouse keeper. She also speaks about tourists, ice skating, and hurricanes. Nash Island Light Project. C1647

2549 Anu Dudley. October, 1998. Maine: South Addison. Tape: Three cassettes (3 hours). Second interview with Jenny Cirone, age 86, conducted by Anu Dudley, Michel Chalufour, and Barbara Hannania at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine, October 11, 1998. A continuation (see NA 2545) of Mrs. Cirone’s reminiscences about growing up on Nash Island, Maine, especially raising and shearing sheep, games, boats, gardening, schooling, clothing, social life, and tending and painting the Nash Island lighthouse. Her father was the lighthouse keeper. She also speaks about storms and wrecks. Nash Island Light Project. C1650 – C1652


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