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Captain Erland Quinn, interviewed by John Bannon


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • Creation: 1975

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From the Collection: 7 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


0991 Captain Erland Quinn, interviewed by John Bannon, summer 1975, Camden, Maine. Description of Butter Island resort and the Harriman brothers who ran the resort. Information about Eagle Island, food ways, trawl fishing, drying fish, youth occupations, summer people, ice cream socials. Mention of Hardie family from Bear Island. 16 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Text: 10 pp. catalog. Recording: T 0994 - T 0997 / CD 0848, CD 1194 - CD 1195 1 1/2 hours.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States