Salisbury Beach Oral History

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salisbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 WNBP interviews SCTV Board Members Monique Greilich and Mark Hatem with "Narrator" Jim Moghabghab, from SCTV's Salisbury Beach Oral History Project.  Click PLAY below to listen.

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 Boots Chouinard

Don't miss Boots Chouinard, age 92, modeling his lifeguard swimsuit from the forties. Boots was a lifeguard and Supervisor at Salisbury Beach for many years. Hear Boots talk about when female lifeguards were first hired, near drownings, and
the girlfriends he shooed away as he supervised three miles of beach. The swimsuit still fits and Boots still swims!

 Neil Lynch

Neil Lynch summered at Salisbury Beach for years with his parents and eight siblings.
Neil tells stories of clambakes, beached whales, and stolen lobster traps with the skill of a gifted storyteller.  As a teenager, he worked long hours as an amusement park attendant to earn money to attend Central Catholic High School. 

 Pat Mariano

Pat Mariano spent her childhood summers at Salisbury Beach, setting hair for the ladies who rented at her Grandmother's beach house, drooling over the guys running the Himalaya ride as a teenager, and creating life-long memories in the beach house passed down through three generations.
 Jim Moghabghab

Jim Moghabghab worked in his family's restaurant in his younger years. His mother was the local hairdresser to the stars who performed at The Frolics - so he got to meet Liberace, Teresa Brewer, and Ella Fitzgerald. He learned to dance watching Sammy Davis, Jr. rehearse each morning.

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