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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alphonse Martin, interviewed by Ann Pierter

 Series
Abstract 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

Felix Cote, interviewed by Mark LaFond

 Series
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

Stephen "Rex" Buzzell, interviewed by Ann Pierter and Susan Tibbetts

 Series
Abstract Stephen "Rex" Buzzell, interviewed by Ann Pierter and Susan Tibbetts for AY 198, May 11, 1976, Old Town, Maine. Buzzell talks about the log-sorting booms on the Penobscot River. Topics covered include marking and scaling logs; Argyle, Pea Cove, and Sheepshank (Greenbush) booms; wintering methods, diagrams. Interview was part of a project that led to the issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: "Argyle Boom."
Dates: 1973-1975