Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Clark, Captain Michael


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Clark, Captain Michael


Clark, Michael Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 67 Part 1
OH 67 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (6/7/1978).

TRACKS:83 years old, born June 28, 1895 -- How he got into fishing, early beginnings in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland -- Torpedoes on the Rob Roy -- Torpedoing of the fishing fleet during World War I - a sporting proposition -- Pre-discussion of the poetry of the sea - how learned, etc. -- Toledo Slim, a recitation -- Dangerous Dan McGrew, a recitation -- Dangerous Dan McGrew, (cont'd.) -- Dangerous experiences aboard ship -- The character of the fisherman theorized -- Different ships traveled -- Another bad experience on the high seas -- Sable Island - the graveyard of the Atlantic -- Another (slower) recitation of Toledo Slim -- Another (slower) recitation of Dangerous Dan McGrew.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Capt. Carl Olson, Capt. Jack Grant, The Rob Roy, Toledo Slim, Kilarney, Dangerous Dan McGrew.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Newfoundland.;Fisheries -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Seafaring life -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Sea poetry.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Clark, Michael Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Clark, Captain Michael," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7670, (accessed September 20, 2017).