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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alphonse Martin, interviewed by Ann Pierter


Alphonse Martin, interviewed by Ann Pierter for AY 198, March 13, 1976, Old Town, Maine. Martin talks about the Argyle log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; the structure and operation of the sorting gap; scaling; log marks; wintering over; bosses Gene Mann, Billy Mann, Walter Drake, Harry Bowlee; diagrams of the gap. Interview was part of a project that led to the issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”

Dates: 1973-1975

Emile Leavitt, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives and members of the Fall 1973 Class of FO 107

Abstract Leon Bussell, Emile Leavitt, Ernest Kennedy, Stephen “Rex” Buzzell, interviewed by class of FO 107, November 8, 1973, November 15, 1973, November 20, 1973, and November 27, 1973 (respectively) Room B South Stevens Hall, UMaine, Orono, Maine. During the interviews, there was a model of Argyle Boom on the table, tools of the trade, maps, aerial photographs, and a number of Archives photographs available for the respondents to comment on. Bussell, Leavitt, Kennedy, and Buzzell talk about the...
Dates: 1973-1975

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