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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

Felix Cote, interviewed by Mark LaFond

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

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

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