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Document Details


Title: Catherine O'Caine Strittmatter
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Catherine is the daughter of the lighthouse keeper at the Farallone Islands. Catherine lived with her family on the islands from the time she was two weeks old until age 19. She describes her life on the isolated island, her schooling, religious observances, holiday celebrations, egg collecting, etc. She tells us that only once every three months did the mail and supply boat visit the island. If an emergency occurred the residents built bonfires along the shore and passing schooners would notify the lighthouse service to send a boat out.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/cstrittmatterft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Strittmatter, Catherine O'Caine, 1887-1983
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1887
Speaker place of birth: San Francisco, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 89
Document location: Newark, CA
Document date: 22-Nov-1976
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029624-32857