Clara Orcutt, interviewed by John Bannon
Scope and Contents
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.
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Language of Materials
0990 Clara Orcutt (b. 1884), interviewed by John Bannon, summer 1975, at her home in Stonington, Maine. Orcutt discusses life on Hog Island, Pond Islands, and Western Island in the late 19th and early twentieth centuries: farming; raising sheep and cattle; seine and weir fishing; boat building; summer people who visited; entertainment; schooling. Text: 17 pp. transcript/index. Recording: T 0990 - 0993 CD 0639, CD 2019 - 2021 3 1/2 hours.
- Agriculture -- Maine -- Hancock County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Boatbuilding Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Penobscot Bay (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Seining -- Maine -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tourism -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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