Great Cranberry Library Collection
[Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies], 0702
Creator(s)Lloyd B. Hayes
Credit: Lloyd B. Hayes home movies, Great Cranberry Library Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Sizing up a lobster with a measuring gauge, 1930's.
Credit: Lloyd B. Hayes home movies, Great Cranberry Library Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Lobster fishing on Great Cranberry Island, ME., 1930's.
Primary Format and Extent
film (2,300 feet) : si., b&w ; 16mm
Collection Date Range
The Great Cranberry Library Collection consists of seven reels of film shot between 1930 and 1939. The majority of the footage shows people engaging in traditional summer activities on the island, primarily boating. The reels contain footage of the many different boats that inhabit and pass through the islands. Sailboats dominate the shots, including footage of a sailboat race, but the films also show people in motorboats, rowboats, dories, launches, schooners and even a steamer. Other activities recorded include swimming, lounging on the shore, cookouts on the beach, and exploring the islands. Notably, footage depicts lobster and herring fishermen at work and includes shots of men demonstrating the tools of their trade to a group of young boys.
Lloyd B. Hayes moved to Great Cranberry Island in the town of Cranberry Isles, Maine, in 1924 with his wife Rachel L. Millard shortly after they were married. Two years later, they bought a house above Spurling Cove which they proceeded to restore and renovate. In 1930, friend and fellow islander Les Rice built them a twenty-five foot launch christened Lorae. It was from this boat that Lloyd hailed President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his schooner while the president was passing by the island in 1933. Lloyd took a job in Washington, D.C., with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in the early 1930s, but the couple returned to the island often. Following their move, Rachel and a few other women ran a summer boarding house on Great Cranberry Island until the end of the 1930s. Lloyd was an avid photographer and ran a lecture series for a time at the Boston City Club.
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://www.oldfilm.org/research for more information.
Items in this collection: 7
Showing 1 - 7 of 7:
1) [Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies] Reel 1
Men walk among piles of lobster traps along the water as a few young boys explore the traps. One of the men wrestles with a boy. Footage of the fishermen sitting on lobster traps eati...more
2) [Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies] Reel 2
Footage of young boy and woman exploring a broken-down shack. A shot of them standing on the rocks on Baker’s Island, ME, near the water and a few shots of the water splashing on the r...more
3) [Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies] Reel 3
Footage of a boy rowing a boat around Spurling Cove, ME, including shots of him untying the boat from the dock and getting in the boat and then tying the boat back up to the dock after...more
4) [Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies] Reel 4
The steamboat J.T. Morse of Eastern S.S. Lines pulls into Spurling Cove, ME, filled with passengers. Rachel Millard talks with one of the crew members as they walk around the ship. Th...more
5) [Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies] Reel 5
Rachel Millard and two other women greet each other at the docks. A man steps in a rowboat and paddles around a bit. The man and two women row the boat to shore, the women get out and...more
6) [Lloyd B. Hayes--home movies] Reel 6
People get into a launch. A shot of ladies in the back of the launch. Two shots of schooners as a launch passes by. A man helps two ladies exit the launch. Footage of people in and...more
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