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Barnstable, MA

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Mary Mandell

Born in 1905, Mary recalls how she and her family traveled from Baltimore, Maryland to summer on Cape Cod each year.   She describes her experiences as a child living in Barnstable Village during the summers, rowing to Sandy Neck to buy lobsters, walking down Millway to Main Street and visiting the stationary store, garage and blacksmith shop, Phinney’s General Store and the hardware store.  She also describes the Cummaquid Golf Course, and the houses on Scudder Lane, where her family lived.  Mary tells a story her father told her about Leander Lewis who lived on Scudder Lane and who put dy

Susan Greene Barnstable, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Mary Hinckley Crane

Born in 1914, Mrs. Crane talks about her ancestors coming to Situate and moving down to Barnstable in 1639.

William Steere Barnstable, MA The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives Tales of Cape Cod
Vinal N. Edwards

The interviews contained in "Canada" are part of Volume I of the Joint Fisheries Commission's investigation in 1893 of the fisheries in New England and the Canadian maritime provinces. William Wakeham and R. Rathbun of the U.S. Fish Commission traveled along the coast to speak with fishermen, businessmen and mill owners between Cape Cod and New Brunswick.

William Wakeham, Richard Rathbun Barnstable, MA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895
Bob Bryson

This is part of a collection of 15 interviews conducted in 2007 with people on Cape Cod Massachusetts who are involved in the shellfishing industry. Interviewer Sandy MacFarlane asked the question "What does shellfishing mean to you?" From that starting point, questions centered on how the individual got into shellfishing and then what they thought the future of shellfishing might be. In 2007 Bob Bryson was a shellfish grower in Barnstable.

Sandy MacFarlane Barnstable, MA Coastal Resource Specialists Cape Cod Shellfish Industry Interviews
Henry Lind

Henry Lind began working for the Town of Eastham in Barnstable County in 1971 as a shellfish warden and conservation agent. In this oral history, conducted with Abigail Franklin Archer of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension's Marine Program and Woods Hole Sea Grant, he covers topics such as his graduate work at the University of Delaware, enforcing harvesting laws, herring run maintenance and how river herring runs have changed during the course of his career.

Abigail Franklin Archer Barnstable, MA Woods Hole Sea Grant, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Cape Cod River Herring Warden Oral History Project

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