Jenny (Purington) Cirone & the Sheep

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Jenny Purington as a teenager

Sheep in coral, waiting to be sheared

Culling the sheep

Sheep shearing

Wool dries in island sunshine

Sheared sheep

Bagging the wool

Hauling bags of wool to the shore

Wool bags ready to be loaded onto the boat

John Purington brought his family to live on Nash Island in 1916, when he became the keeper of Nash Island Light. He, his wife, and their nine children would live there for the next 19 years, through a World War and through a depression. Jenny Purington Cirone was one of those children.

To best appreciate Jenny, please view our video, "Jenny's Island Life".