Patricia Pinto da Silva | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Patricia Pinto da Silva

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Edalena Ribas

In this oral history interview Ms. Ribas talks about her life in Portugal, meeting her husband and immigrating to the United States. It also talks about her life as a fisherman's wife in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

Patricia Pinto da Silva Provincetown, MA NOAA Fisheries Women in the New England Fisheries
Arlene Hartford

This interview focuses on the life of Arlene Hartford and her experiences working at the Prospect Harbor Cannery in Prospect Harbor Maine.

Patricia Pinto da Silva Unknown NOAA Fisheries Women in the New England Fisheries
Nancy Harrington

Interview with Nancy Harrington at her home in ME in October 2006. At the time, Nancy was one of a handful of women who had worked at the last remaining Herring Cannery in Prospect Harbor Maine. In the interview Nancy discusses her work at the cannery and life in general in Downeast Maine.

Patricia Pinto da Silva Unknown NOAA Fisheries Women in the New England Fisheries
Shareen Davis

Shareen Davis talks about growing up in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod and about her life as part of a fishing family.

Patricia Pinto da Silva Chatham, MA NOAA Fisheries Women in the New England Fisheries
Lela Anderson

Interview with Lela Anderson at her home in Corea, Maine in 2006. At the time, Lela was one of a handful of women who had worked at the last remaining Herring Cannery in Prospect Harbor Maine.  In the interview, Lela discusses her work at the cannery and life in general in Downeast Maine.

Patricia Pinto da Silva Corea, ME NOAA Fisheries Women in the New England Fisheries
Anonymous, #1

Interviewee discusses her experience as a female seafood processor worker, how she came to work in the industry, and how government regulations affect her life and her family.

Patricia Pinto da Silva, Corinn Williams New Bedford, MA Northeast Fisheries Science Center - NOAA New Bedford Processing Workers, 2007-2010
Renee Ruscoe, Part 2

Renee Ruscoe is originally from Mississippi but now fishes in the Pacific Northwest. In the first interview, she tells how she came to be a fisherman. She explains about life on a salmon purse seiner, how the seine works, and the day to day life on board. In the second interview, she tells the story about being buried in the net on the deck and how the captain left her there while finishing hauling in the fish. He wrote a poem about the experience which she shares in this interview.

Patricia Pinto da Silva New Bedford, MA Northeast Fisheries Science Center - NOAA, Working Waterfront Festival Fishtales

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