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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine


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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: Log brands -- Maine X
  • Subject: Booms (Log transportation) -- Maine -- Penobscot River X
  • Subject: Lumber camps -- Maine X