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Eva Wheaton on quarry boarding house, Swans Island, ca. 1890

Contributed by Swan's Island Educational Society

Eva Wheaton talks about her mother's years working at the quarry boarding house, ca. 1890. Her mother, Rose Martin, went to work at the boarding house for Betsey McDuffy when she was a teenager. Eva's grandfather,, William Martin, came to the island from Scotland and worked as a stone cutter at the quarry.

This interview was created and produced by Meghan Vigeant in 2010.

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  • Title: Eva Wheaton on quarry boarding house, Swans Island, ca. 1890
  • Creator: Wheaton, Eva
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Local Name: Minturn
  • Town: Swans Island
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: mp3
  • Collection: Islanders at Work
  • Object Type: Video and sound

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Swan's Island Educational Society
c/o Swan's Island Historical Society, POB 86, Swan's Island, ME 04685
(207) 526-4279
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