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Thread #28934   Message #366455
Posted By: GUEST,David Jones
31-Dec-00 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
Subject: RE: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
During the 1970s, Bill Doerflinger spent some summers in Gloucester Massachusetts, a town full of heroic and amazing stories of old time and modern day,( The Perfect Storm ), fishermen. Bill would turn up at The Winds of Change folk club, which I was involved with in those days, along w/ Peter Marston and Charles O'Hegarty, and we would ask him to say a few words related to Gloucester folklore. It was sometimes a mistake to ask Bill to say a "few" words, because he became very involved w/ his subject, however. his story of the Ghostly Crew was always spellbinding. The song is in his book and as for the story, Peter Marston still tells it w/ full local color. Bill gave me a signed copy of his great book, which I will always treasure. We were all lucky to know him. David Jones.