Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Dahlmer, Mary

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Dahlmer, Mary
  • Dahlmer, Mary, Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Abby Snow Almeida, The MAry P. Mesquita, Frances P. Mesquita, Oscar LeVeau, King Ferdinand, St. Elizabeth, The Triumph, Herbert Parker, Joseph P. Mesquita, The Frances J. O'Hara, HMS Saxonia, Rusquilha, Pico Azores, Anton Breese, Camille LeFebre, Shacking, Gill netting, Master mariners, Rusquilha.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):David Masters (8/8/1978).
  • TRACKS: CD129: Capt. Joseph Joe Mesquita, born 1859, arrived in Gloucester in 1874, fishing - shacking (haddock and cod), swordfishing, vessels lost in war and peace -- The Mary P. Mesquita, built in 1890, sunk by the HMS Saxonia on Oct. 29, 1900, reading from Gloucester News of Nov. 5, 1900, one man - Alfred Brown - lost of the 16 men aboard -- Capt. Pierce of the Triumph, U-boats off Orleans, Mass., the World War comes to American soil in a bizarre incident -- German naval personnel in Gloucester in during World War I at Oscar LeVeau's bar on Main Street -- German naval personnel (cont.d) -- Alfred Brown's mysterious death -- Joe Mesquita's racing boats, awards and cups -- Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt remembers Capt. Joe Mesquita, the Frances J. O'Hara -- Coast Guard Memorial to Capt. Joe -- A Portuguese folk tale - King Ferdinand, St. Elizabeth story -- Crown and Holy Spirit -- 1902 - Captain Joe Mesquita brings the crown to Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage -- Origin of the Gloucester Portuguese -- CD130: Camille Le Febre and Anton Breese arrive from Belgium to play carillon bells -- How to play carillon bells from the first woman in America to play them (Background - tapping acts as a demonstration) -- A. Piatt Andrew instrumental in getting the bells to Gloucester -- Bells came in free of duty, Is this a case of church and state interfering with each other? Nooo, on a technicality! -- Playing the bells for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller -- More on how to play the carillon bells -- Has played the bells for 25 years since 1922 -- Origins of Gloucester Portuguese -- The voyage over to America, types of fishing -- Importance of the church to the Gloucester Portuguese from a personal point of view -- Swearing not allowed aboard a Mesquita vessel - Capt. Joe was a fiercely religious man -- Capt. Joe Mesquita is beloved by Gloucester community to this day -- Americanization and its relationship to the Portuguese community in Gloucester -- Origins of Sinkem Joe -- Why the Por
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 08-08-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Dahlmer, Mary, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Dahlmer, Mary,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed July 27, 2021,


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