Retreat on Little Diamond Island, Portland, ca. 1952

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

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Northern Light Mercy Hospital
175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 879-3000

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