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Penobscot Lumbering Association

 Organization

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Alfonse Martin and David Seymour, interviewed by Mary Beth O'Conner

 Series
Abstract Alfonse Martin and David Seymour, interviewed by Mary Beth O’Conner for FO 107, October 1 and 8 and November 7, 1973, Old Town, Maine. Martin and Seymour talk about log-sorting booms on the Penobscot River, especially Argyle Boom; river drives; Penobscot Lumber Association (PLA); logging company marks used for sorting logs at the boom; construction and operation of boom; various jobs related to sorting and rafting the logs; tool and equipment used; living conditions for workers; other booms...
Dates: 1973-1975

Bussell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0080
Abstract Papers and business records of Alfred W. Bussell of Argyle, Maine and John B. Bussell of Old Town, Maine.
Dates: 1856-1912; Majority of material found within 1883-1904

Dwight B. Demeritt, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1732
Abstract Postcards, photographs, news clippings, brochures, photocopies and original documents related to the history of Mount Kineo House at Moosehead Lake and Maine logging and river driving.
Dates: 1866-1998

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

J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook

 Series
Abstract J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook for FO 107, October 10, 1973, Hancock, Maine. LaFlamme talks about the Argyle log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; his work at age 12 and 13 on the boom rafting logs; PLA; bosses; pay; lice and wet clothes; cook house and bunk house; music. Accession also includes correspondence and handwritten notes from LaFlamme. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”
Dates: 1973-1975

Maine Legislative Acts Incorporating the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the Penobscot Lumbering Association

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0725-sc
Abstract Copies of the Maine legislative acts incorporating the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the Penobscot Lumbering Association and additional acts concerning the corporation and association from 1832 to 1883.
Dates: 1832-1885

Penobscot Lumbering Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0398
Abstract The Penobscot Lumbering Association records consist primarily of legal, financial, and lumbering records maintained by the Association from the time of its incorporation in 1854 through the early 20th century. The collection is arranged in seven series: Organization and Administration, Financial, Purchasing, Labor, Lumbering Operations, Miscellaneous, and Ancillary Companies.
Dates: 1854-1953; Majority of material found within 1874-1912