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Tugboat Bill Oliveri: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Olivieri, Bill
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Tugboat Bill Oliveri: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Abstract:
Tugboat Bill Oliveri was a teenager when, in the Second World War, he quit school to join the Merchant Marine. For many years he worked in the engine room of ships anchoring in San Francisco Bay. He eventually settled in the Bay Area where he worked on tugboats, which sometimes operated out of the Oakland Army Base. In this interview, Tugboat Bill discusses marine work, including the rise of intermodal shipping—and, also, the episode of Humphrey the Whale.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
b17720498
Rights:
Olivieri, Bill. "Tugboat Bill Olivieri: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Ann Lage in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.