Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Linquata, Salvatore

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Linquata, Salvatore
  • Linquata, Salvatore, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Cape May, NJ, seining (purse seining), Terresini, Menhaden, Palermo, Sicily, pogies (porgies).
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewers: Linda Brayton and David Masters.
  • TRACKS: 1. Born in Gloucester -- 2. 14 years old,first time fishing, Palermo, Sicily, types of fishing, seining -- 3. Like fishing? No! Ashore nine years --4 Discourages young from fishing, changes in techniques, Sicily to US -- 5. Gloucester, safe harbor -- 6. Great storm of February, 1978 is mentioned, barely ten days before this interview was recorded -- 7. Portuguese known for fishing out of New Bedford, Italians known for seining, seventeen firms -- 8. Shrimping -- 9. Favorite fishing grounds -- 10. Weather predictions -- 11. Ship's conditions, changes in technology over the years --12. Italian Fiesta -- 13. St. Joseph's, feelings about Gloucester, 1890 first arrived Ellis Island to Boston to Gloucester -- 14. Power and sail, Essex ships, Americanization, US reception -- 15. Settling in US -- 16. Retention of language, religion -- 17. Gloucester's outstanding characteristic.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Linquata, Salvatore, Interviewee, Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Linquata, Salvatore,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed March 8, 2021,


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