Title

Wini Smart, president of the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society, research

Authors

Cherie Galyean

Source

Island Journal

Date

2007

Volume Number

Volume 23

Pages

32-35

Abstract

Wini Smart, president of the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society, researched resident Mary Caroline Stanley, born in 1847, and wrote a play of her life. In the course of her research, a local resident uncovered some of Stanley's letters and papers in a Dumpster. Carrie, as she was called, went to college, studied celestial navigation, and married ship captain Meltiah Richardson. The Stanley house is now used for artists' retreats. With details on Carrie Stanley's life, at a time when her self-reliance and learning were unusual for her gender.

Subjects

Great Cranberry Island Penobscot Bay, Stanley, Mary Caroline

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