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Argyle Boom. Penobscot River. Maine

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alphonse Martin, interviewed by Ann Pierter

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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

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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

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  • Subject: Log brands -- Maine X
  • 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 1
Log driving -- Maine -- Penobscot River 1
Lumber camps -- Maine 1