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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Alphonse Martin, interviewed by Ann Pierter

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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

 Series
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

Felix Cote, interviewed by Mark LaFond

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Abstract Felix Cote, interviewed by Mark LaFond for FO 107, October 6, 1973. Cote talks about log-sorting booms on the Penobscot Rive; the Pea Cove and Argyle booms; marks logging companies put on their logs; prize or unmarked logs; the sorting operation; rafting logs; working conditions; Penobscot Lumber Association (PLA); living conditions and recreation; origins of boom names. Also included: two diagrams. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle...
Dates: 1973-1975

Wallace “Del” Soule, interviewed by Mark LaFond and Lucinda Lamb

 Series
Abstract Wallace “Del” Soule, interviewed by Mark LaFond for FO 198, March 8, 1974, April 17, 1974; by Lucinda Lamb for AY 125, October 25, 1975, Costigan, Maine. Soule talks about the Argyle log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; the use of steam boats and bateaus in moving the rafts and swings that had been made up at the boom to the logging company’s designated stretch of shore or mill. Also included: maps and diagrams. The interviews are part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast...
Dates: 1973-1975

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  • Subject: Booms (Log transportation) -- Maine -- Penobscot River X
  • Subject: Lumbermen -- Maine -- Social life and customs X

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Forests and forestry -- Measurement -- Maine 2
Log brands -- Maine 2
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Bateaux 1
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