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Machias Lumber Company (Machias, Me.)

 Organization

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Adin R. McKeown, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

 Series
Abstract 1913 Adin R. McKeown, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 13 – May 24, 1986, Crawford, Maine. McKeown discusses his experiences working in the woods and on drives along the Machias River; founding of Sullivan’s lumber business; salvaging burnt timber; shared drives between Sullivan’s and Machias Lumber Company; towing log booms on lakes; playing baseball when wind was unfavorable; importance of dams and water levels; pay in the late 1910s; tasks of a road monkey; description of a camp...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Ames Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0017
Abstract The collection contains the business records and personal papers of members of the Ames family of Machias, Maine. It centers on papers of John K. Ames and his sons, Frank and Alfred Ames and also has records of S.W. Pope and Company and the Machias Lumber Company.
Dates: 1849-1961; Majority of material found within 1870-1934

Charles Cunningham, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1927 Charles Cunningham, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 20, 1986, in Machias, Maine. Cunningham discusses his work as a saw filer in the Machias Lumber Company mill; the difference between braising and welding; frequency of saw teeth breaking; what caused a saw tooth to break; frequency of changing blades in various saws; demonstration of sharpening a saw; shaper and swage; saws used in the Whitneyville mill; and his sharpening business in 1986. Text: 23 pp. transcript. Recording: T...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Francis Handy, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1930 Francis Handy, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, 1986, Machias, Maine. Tape: no cat. or trans. Handy describes and discusses photographs of Machias, Machias Lumber Co. and sawmill. Text: no catalog or transcript. Recording: C 0436, C 0439. Photos: P 6167 - P 6194, P 6344 - P 6354.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Frank Dowling, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1904 Frank Dowling, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 8 and October 3, 1986, Machias, Maine. Dowling discusses his experiences working in the woods and on river drives along the Machias; work for the Machias Lumber Company in the early 1900s; running logs down Third Lake; supper while running logs and description of a baker; definitions of log-running terminology; seeing Haley’s Comet in 1910; importance of releasing correct amount of water from dams; hemlock bark used to tan...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Gilbert Andrews, Sr., interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1923 Gilbert Andrews Sr., interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 18, 1986, Franklin, Maine. Andrews talks about his various jobs with the Machias Lumber Company mill in the 1920s; location of mills; sorting logs at the boom-house; use of a different mill for hemlock; job positions inside the mill; machinery used to cut logs; playing with bark balls; the edger; packing and shipping of the cut lumber; piling and drying lumber; pine as prone to mildew; sawing of cedar shingles; working on the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Lowell Vose, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1924 Lowell Vose, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 18, 1986, Harrington, Maine. Vose discusses his driving experience on the Machias River; hiring on with the Machias Lumber Company and walking upriver; location of the Main River camp; working in the rear; two-log rafts; moving logs in booms on lakes; clothing and getting wet; camping along the river at night; predominance of local men, including Indians (Native Americans); his brief time working in the mill; specific jobs in the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Richard Gaddis, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1907 Richard Gaddis, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 10, 1986, in East Machias, Maine. Gaddis discusses working along the Machias River, particularly with his family lumbering and blueberry business; log driving; explanation of photographs and documents; wages in the 1930s; use of housing on horses; logging season dictated by need for frozen lakes and ground; construction of woods camps; use of both horses and tractors; sizes of wood desired; company supplying horses and tools;...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986