Tag Archives: tugboat

Tugboat Captain (name unknown)

Interviewee:  Tugboat Captain, name unknown Date of birth/age at interview:  circa 1895/73 Interviewer:  Lance E. Metz Interview date:  circa 1969 Interview location:  unknown, but probably at the National Canal Museum Interview length:  29 minutes Time span discussed:   1915 to 1925 … Continue reading



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Madeline Free Rilara – 1

Interviewee:  Madeline Free Rilara Date of birth/age at interview:  unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date:  April 28, 1993 Interview location:  Allentown, probably Rilara home Interview length:  1 hour, 2 minutes Time … Continue reading



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Grant Emery – 2

Interviewee:  Grant Emery Date of birth:  circa 1890 Interviewer:  C. P.”Bill” Yoder Interview date:  Nov. 24, 1968 Interview location:  Emery home Interview length:  24 minutes Time span discussed:  1900 to 1930’s Summary:  This early interview was most likely done by … Continue reading



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Grant Emery – 1

Interviewee:  Grant Emery Date of birth:  circa 1890 Interviewer: Randall Murray of the Allentown Morning Call Interview date:  unknown, estimated 1970 Interview location:  Easton, near the Lehigh dam (probably at the National Canal Museum) Interview length:   59 minutes Time span … Continue reading



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William Wentz

Name of interviewee:  William Wentz Date of birth/age at interview:  1907/76 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  February 7, 1984 Interview location:  Wentz home, North Leighton, PA Interview length:  1 hour 3 minutes Time span discussed:  1916 to 1923 Summary:  This … Continue reading



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Walter Purcell

Name of interviewee:  Walter Purcell Date of birth/age at interview:  September 3, 1902/83 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  July 24, 1985 Interview location:  National Canal Museum Interview length:  40 minutes Time span discussed:  1902 to 1915 Summary:  Walter Purcell memories … Continue reading



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Walter David May

Name of interviewee:  Walter David May Date of birth/age at interview:  October 1896/75 Interviewer:  Lance Metz, Leon Dreyer Interview date:  unknown (possible mid 1970s) Interview location:  Weissport, Pa. Interview length:  50 minutes Time span discussed:  1922 until 1940s Summary:  Building … Continue reading



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Russell Greenzweig

Name of interviewee:  Russell Greenzweig Date of birth/age at interview:  1902/68 Interviewer:  C. P. “Bill” Yoder, founder of the Pennsylvania Canal Association Interview date:  August 15, 1970 Interview location:  Greenzweig home, Walnut Park, PA Interview length:  29 minutes Time span … Continue reading



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Chester Lear

Name of interviewee:  Chester Lear Date of birth/age at interview:  October 17, 1894/86 Interviewer:  unknown Interview date:  March 19, 1981 Interview location:  Yardley Interview length:  1 hour Time span discussed:  1800s to 1932 Summary:  A whimsical talk by Chester Lear … Continue reading



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Lucy Nace White DeGeorgio – 2

Name of interviewee: Lucy DeGeorgio Date of birth/age at interview: 1897/86 Interviewer: Lance Metz; Carol Simonson (Lucy’s friend who joined in the questioning) Interview date: April 18, 1983 Interview location: Lucy’s home, Lambertville, NJ Interview length: 1 hour 52 minutes … Continue reading



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