REMEMBERING CLYDE TORREY (4 min, 43 sec), told by Myron “Sonny” Sprague of Swan's Island, Maine.
There are many memorable Swan’s Islanders who have passed on, but none so legendary as Clyde Torrey. Clyde was a farmer and a musician and a friend. He was eccentric and often did things differently. He died in 1974. Sonny Sprague remembers Clyde’s music and his friendship.
Myron “Sonny” Sprague (1941-) was interviewed by Meghan Vigeant on March 31, 2010.
Clyde Torrey (1898-1974) was interviewed by Lynn Franklin, circa 1973.
Credit: The recordings of Clyde Torrey were provided by the Maine Folklife Center. Video footage was provided by the Swan’s Island Marine Museum.
Music by Clyde Torrey and Marion Stinson.
Video produced and edited by Meghan Vigeant.
This movie is part of the Swan's Island Memory Project and was created for the Swan's Island Historical Society In July 2008 a fire devastated the island library and historical collection. Island Institute Fellow, Meghan Vigeant, came to the island in November 2009 to help the island build a new historical collection and began the Swan's Island Memory Project.
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