Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Snow, Reginald


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Snow, Reginald


Snow, Reginald Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 70 Part 1
OH 70 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (6/8/1978).

TRACKS:Born June 20, 1898 in Upper Whitehead, Nova Scotia -- Hard times in Nova Scotia -- Done every kind of fishing -- Unionization - the six and six - six hours below and six hours on deck -- Canada and the U. S. - fishing and the 200 mile limit -- Fighting down the wharf -- Skippering -- Trouble on the high seas -- Storms and swells -- Fellow mates aboard ship over the years -- It is the feeling of movement on the seas that made him go to sea. I couldn't live ashore -- I'd rather Gloucester.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Upper Whitehead, Nova Scotia, Break a watch, Pat McHugh, Beam trawling, Sis and sis, Grimsby boats, Atlantic Fisherman's Union.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


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

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

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Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Snow, Reginald Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Snow, Reginald," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7673, (accessed September 24, 2017).