Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : McCurdy, Kenneth


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : McCurdy, Kenneth


McCurdy, Kenneth Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] ;Sawyer Free Library,




4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (6/26/1978).

TRACKS:Coast Guard and rum running, rum running done when it was cold - late at night -- Best way to hide something - put it right in front of someone -- Gloucester - a great port of call -- Old filler boat -- Changes on The Neck - we had Rocky Neck to ourselves -- You don't change rocks and water, All we had was a pole with a line on it -- No red tide of pollution like we have today, some interesting things that can be done with dandelions, You can still live off the land around here -- Eeling and ice boating -- Seagulls help the environment -- The big bubble -- Gloucester's very unique lobsters -- The one hundred year capsule -- Rocky Neck artists -- Carpenters' Union -- Storm was a good thing -- Elder statesmen of Rocky Neck -- You're not going to change the harbor -- I would want to spend another lifetime on Rocky Neck -- Careers - Pick out something you like.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Eeling, Gloucester Coal and Lumber, Ice boating, Pancake grounds, rum running, Building center.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Artist Colonies -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

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

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

McCurdy, Kenneth Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : McCurdy, Kenneth," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7683, (accessed September 26, 2017).