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Tag Archives: tugboat
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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