Watch the last fireside chat in a series of three that was presented by the Cape Ann Museum in coordination with the Gloucester Lyceum and the Sawyer Free Library to help preserve the history of Cape Ann in the 20th century. Moderated by poet and journalist John Ronan, guest Gerolama “Gerri” Lovasco (1924-2017) describes what it was like to work as a stitcher at Mighty Mac Out O’ Gloucester from 1941 to 1961. Known more familiarly simply as Mighty Mac, this company manufactured workwear for the fishing industry under the watchful eyes of the Bell brothers from the early 1900s until the late 1980s. Gerri Lovasco fondly recounts her experiences, starting as a “label girl” at the age of 16, and provides a glimpse into what it was like to grow up, raise a family, and work in mid-20th century Gloucester.
Gerolama Parco Lovasco, Mighty Mac Out O’ Gloucester, Richard Bell, Cape Ann Manufacturing Company, Harold Bell, Oral history program, Bradley Bell, John Ronan