SHS Adds Oral Histories to Website

The Sippican Historical Society has recently added two new Oral Histories to its website:, click on “Welcome to the Sippican Historical Society,” then follow down the list and click on “to view videos from our Oral History Project, click here.” The Oral Histories were filmed by ORCTV (Old Rochester Community Television) for its local cable programming stations and can also be viewed on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm, Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm. ORCTV can be viewed on Channel 9 for Comcast subscribers and Channel 36 for Verizon subscribers. The new Oral Histories are of Bill MacDougall and Joanne Mahoney.

Bill MacDougall has lived in Marion since he was 2 years old. He went to Sippican School and later worked at Barden’s Boat Yard and Sippican Corp. He has many fond memories of growing up in Marion.

Joanne Mahoney began coming to Marion at a young age when her parents built one of the first houses in Piney Point. She discusses the history of Piney Point and its Beach Club. She also talks about why she became interested in helping to found our Town’s Mini Senior Center at the Music Hall.

We hope that you will enjoy their Oral Histories as well as the others posted on our website. If you are interested in being interviewed for an Oral History, or have any suggestions, please contact us at 508-748-1116 or

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