Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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.”
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."