Ruth Perry is the daughter and wife of Island lobstermen, mother of eight, grandmother of seventeen and great grandmother of twenty-two. She grew up during World War II on Orr’s Island. Even though the war was far from Orr’s shores, it still affected Ruth’s world. At one point, there were rumors that a German submarine was off the coast of the island, although nobody really believed it. But one night two women of the Island were out walking when they came upon two men in trench coats. Listen to Ruth’s story to learn what happened next!
Interview and story by Adrianna Merryman & Cheyenne Sullivan with additional help from Izzy Hixon at Harpswell Coastal Academy, 2015, in collaboration with the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and producer Galen Koch.