Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norberg, Carl

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norberg, Carl
  • Norberg, Carl, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Skovde, Mauretania, Anna Nelson, Spirian Lodge, Baltic.
  • Linda and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewers: Linda Brayton and David Masters.
  • TRACKS: 1. Where born, trip on Baltic, being stranded, arrival in USA, sisters in Rockport, gold in the streets -- 2. Stonemason years, general strike, lobstering -- 3. Travel from Fall River to Boston and eventually to Rockport -- 4. First arrivals in USA, boarding house for immigrants -- 5. Fishing -- 6. Stone work -- 7. Mauretania incident -- 8. Plymouth -- 9. Great storm of Feb. 1978 is mentioned (It had occurred barely a week before interview was recorded) -- 10. Pneumonia, illnesses, mishaps, work on Bearskin Neck -- 11. Swedish immigration, learning English -- 12. Similarities between Gloucester and Sweden -- 13. Swedish Church, Spiran Lodge 1906 (Swedish lodge) -- 14. Gloucester now home -- 15. Cape Ann and relationship to Sweden now Swedish dumplings.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Norberg, Carl, Interviewee, Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norberg, Carl,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed April 17, 2021,


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