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Perry

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Marion Agostinho Perry was affectionately known to everyone as just "Bert" Perry. He was one of four children of Amelia (Hill) Perry and Manuel Perry, and his uncle was Captain Marion Perry, owner of the famed fishing schooner "Rose Dorothea," which won the Lipton Cup in the Fishermen's Race of Boston's Old Home Week Celebration in1907. The span of his years, 1901-1977, was marked by hard work and by unusual willingness to assume varied responsibility with warmth of spirit and personal integrity, which were unfailing. The story of his early childhood, however, reveals much about the difficult lives of the fishermen and their families in the twentieth century, and, in its retelling, one is reminded how often death stalked the boards of many a vessel sailing out of Provincetown Harbor. [More...]

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  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927
    Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927 Boston Globe Newspaper Article, August 6,1927....
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Globe, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Festivals, Lifeboats, Lifesaving, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Mayflower (Ship), Nautilus Club (Provincetown, MA), Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary - Newspaper Magazine Photos
    Provincetown 200th Anniversary - Newspaper Rotogravure photographs of Provincetown Harbor,...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    Boston Herald July 31, 1927 article entitled "Incorporated in 1727, Town of Provincetown to...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Boston Herald, Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary
    New York World August 1, 1927 article entitled "Art Display on Street Over Three miles...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927 Boston Transcript Article
    Provincetown 200th Anniversary 1727-1927 "Boston Transcript" Article "Biggest...
    Collection: Perry
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.) - 200th Anniversary, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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