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Mae Gove

The interview with Mae Gove provides an oral history of her life growing up in Stonington, Maine. Gove discusses her experiences working in the sardine factory, her youth spent baiting traps, and the changes in the community over the years. She also reflects on the various places she lived, including York and Eagle Island, and the strong sense of community she once had with her neighbors. The interview captures Gove's memories of a bygone era and provides valuable insights into the history and development of Stonington.






Annika Ross

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Suggested citation: Gove, Mae, The First Coast 2018 Oral History Interview, (April 4th, 2018), by Galen Koch, 20 pages, Maine Sound and Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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