Nash Island Light Project Collection
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1998
- Dudley, Anu (Interviewer, Person)
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Language of Materials
NA2545 Jenny Cirone, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 29, 1998, at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine. 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: 12 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2545_c1647_01, mfc_na2545_c1647_02 50 minutes.
NA2549 Jenny Cirone, interviewed by Anu Dudley, Michel Chalufour, and Barbara Hannania, October 12, 1998, at Mrs. Cirone’s home in South Addison, Maine. 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: 63 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2549_c1650_01 - mfc_na2549_c1652_02 178 minutes.
Existence and Location of Originals
Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047 https://lccn.loc.gov/2013655211.
Materials Specific Details
Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.
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- April 2018
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