Jenny Purington as a teenager
Sheep in coral, waiting to be sheared
Culling the sheep
Wool dries in island sunshine
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".