Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : McCurdy, Kenneth

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : McCurdy, Kenneth
  • McCurdy, Kenneth, Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview:Eeling, Gloucester Coal and Lumber, Ice boating, Pancake grounds, rum running, Building center.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):David Masters (6/26/1978).
  • TRACKS:Coast Guard and rum running, rum running done when it was cold - late at night -- Best way to hide something - put it right in front of someone -- Gloucester - a great port of call -- Old filler boat -- Changes on The Neck - we had Rocky Neck to ourselves -- You don't change rocks and water, All we had was a pole with a line on it -- No red tide of pollution like we have today, some interesting things that can be done with dandelions, You can still live off the land around here -- Eeling and ice boating -- Seagulls help the environment -- The big bubble -- Gloucester's very unique lobsters -- The one hundred year capsule -- Rocky Neck artists -- Carpenters' Union -- Storm was a good thing -- Elder statesmen of Rocky Neck -- You're not going to change the harbor -- I would want to spend another lifetime on Rocky Neck -- Careers - Pick out something you like.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 06-26-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


McCurdy, Kenneth, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : McCurdy, Kenneth,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed April 21, 2021,


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