Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Clark, Captain Michael

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Clark, Captain Michael
  • Clark, Michael, Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview:Capt. Carl Olson, Capt. Jack Grant, The Rob Roy, Toledo Slim, Kilarney, Dangerous Dan McGrew.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):David Masters (6/7/1978).
  • TRACKS:83 years old, born June 28, 1895 -- How he got into fishing, early beginnings in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland -- Torpedoes on the Rob Roy -- Torpedoing of the fishing fleet during World War I - a sporting proposition -- Pre-discussion of the poetry of the sea - how learned, etc. -- Toledo Slim, a recitation -- Dangerous Dan McGrew, a recitation -- Dangerous Dan McGrew, (cont'd.) -- Dangerous experiences aboard ship -- The character of the fisherman theorized -- Different ships traveled -- Another bad experience on the high seas -- Sable Island - the graveyard of the Atlantic -- Another (slower) recitation of Toledo Slim -- Another (slower) recitation of Dangerous Dan McGrew.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 06-07-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Clark, Michael, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Clark, Captain Michael,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed June 3, 2020,


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