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MF 080 Nash Island Light Project Collection

Number of accessions: 2
Dates when interviews were conducted: primarily in 1998
Time period covered: 20th century
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 Jenny Cirone, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 29, 1998, at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine. Tape: One cassette (1 1/2 hours). 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. Text: transcript. Recording: C 1647 1 1/2 hours.

2549 Jenny Cirone, interviewed by Anu Dudley, Michel Chalufour, and Barbara Hannania, October 12, 1998, at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine. Tape: 3 cassettes (3 hours). 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. Text: transcript. Recording: C 1650 – C 1652 3 hours.


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