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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The McCormick house

The McCormick house This building is now the home of Theo McCormick, who moved to Swan's Island with her late husband Stephen McCormick, the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Holiday Events Warmer weather combined with national or local holidays brought islanders together for celebrations.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - About Us

About Us Up from the ashes: Swan's Island has learned to appreciate its historic resources after seeing them threatened.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house

Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house Clevie Dunham's store, Swan's Island, ca. 1940Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society This home…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall Odd Fellows Hall after repairs, Swan's Island, ca. 1985Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Independent…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Winter Fun

Winter Fun Four skaters on Goose Pond, Swan's Island, ca. 1924Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Winters would also be a…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

Caring For Our Families and Friends From the first European settlement on Swan’s Island, written records show that the community has financially…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Stores

Stores Laura Sprague in Atlantic store, Swan's Island, ca. 1940Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society During the early 1900s…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

Islanders at Work Text by Beverly McAloon Audios created and produced by Meghan Vigeant Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society In 1786…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

Lobstering Lobstering has kept the fishing industry on Swan’s Island the major industry from the mid 20th century to today.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Carrying Place X…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

Kids at the quarry Swan's Island 3-5 grade class on an old quarry boilerItem Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Kim Colbeth's 3-5…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining the quarry

Draining the quarry Men draining the Quarry Pond X On July 27, 2003, a group of Swan's Islanders got together to drain the Quarry Pond in…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

Redmen's Hall Waterfront with steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Improved Order of Red…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

Island Postmistresses The following is an extract from The History of Swan's Island by Dr. H. W. Small.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Salmon industry Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan’s Island was home to an…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Quarrying

Quarrying Quarry men after work, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Granite quarrying was a…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Theater

Theater Dressing up, Swans Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Theatrical performances often focused on…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Andrew Smith Store

Andrew Smith Store Andrew Smith's store, Swan's Island, ca. 1940Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Captain Andrew C.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Farming

Farming Walter Joyce comparing height of corn, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Farming was always…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

Seaside Hall View of Atlantic, Swan's Island, 1916Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Seaside Hall was built by the Atlantic…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Dance Musicians for dances at Mertic Morrison's restaurant, Swan's Island, ca.1968Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Dancing…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Ocean View Hotel was…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

Islanders At Play Text by Beverly McAloon Audios created and produced by Meghan Vigeant Images from Swan's Island Historical Society Swan’s Island…