Retreat on Little Diamond Island, Portland, ca. 1952

Contributed by Mercy Hospital


Starting with the class of 1933, graduates of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing began a tradition of traveling to Little Diamond Island for an all-day outdoor adventure at the Catholic Sisters of Mercy's Sacred Heart Villa.

The students were often chaperoned by a few members of the faculty, leaving Portland early in the morning and returning in the evening. The student nurses played games, snacked, swam, took nature walks, and enjoyed a picnic.

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About This Item

  • Title: Retreat on Little Diamond Island, Portland, ca. 1952
  • Creator: Mercy Hospital
  • Creation Date: 1952
  • Subject Date: 1952
  • Local Name: Great Diamond Island
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 10.2 cm
  • Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
  • Object Type: Image

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Mercy Hospital
144 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 879-3165

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