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Steamboats -- Maine -- Penobscot Bay

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John Costigan, interviewed by Mark LaFond


John Costigan, interviewed by Mark LaFond for FO 198, April 22, 1974, Costigan, Maine. Costigan talks about the techniques of shoring logs after they had been sorted at the booms on the Penobscot Rive; the use of steam boats and bateaux to haul the rafts of logs to the appropriate spot on the shore; diagrams. Also included: two diagrams. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”

Dates: 1973-1975

Lem Robbins, interviewed by John Bannon

Abstract 0992 Lem Robbins, interviewed by John Bannon, summer 1975, Ellsworth, Maine. Robbins talks about islands owned by the Robbins family; how Calf Island changed to Opechoe Island; description of buildings on Opechee Island, fishing weirs, fishermens' camps; parents' names and occupations; transportation, steam yachts, what was needed from the mainland; freezing of the bay; educational history of Mr. Robbins. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Text: brief catalog, 4 pp. Recording: T 0998 / CD 1196 -...
Dates: 1975

Steamboat Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0835-sc

A collection of photographs, postcards, and clippings about steamboats sailing in Penobscot Bay, Maine.

Dates: 1858-1945