Lumbermen -- Maine -- Social life and customs
Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:
2036 Jim Connors, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, summer 1988, Fort Kent, Maine. Connors, age 80, talks about his experiences as guide, woodsman and mechanic; recites some of his poetry as well as selections from Yeats, Kipling and others. Text: 54 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2036_c0515_01, mfc_na2036_c0515_02, mfc_na2036_c0516_01, mfc_na2036_c0516_02. [C 0515, C 0516] 2-3/4 hours.
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.”
1925 Philip Armstrong, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 23, 1986, Calais, Maine. Armstrong describes working in the woods and river drives along the Machias; driving skid-team; filing saws; trigging in order to pile logs; moving logs on lakes with a capstan; building a tennis court; risks of river-driving; sleeping arrangements during a river drive; city camps (depot camps); and hunting stories. Text: 42 pp. transcript. Recording: C 0245 – C 0246 1 hour 10 mins.
Stephen “Rex” Buzzell, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives and members of the Fall 1973 Class of FO 107
1446 Jean Poulin, interviewed by Scott Wright for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 20 pp. ms. Poulin talk about being a woods worker and carpenter. Text: 20 pp. paper.
0163 By Paul Goodine for CP 180, spring 1965, Skowhegan, Maine and Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Informants include Ambrose Goodine and Margaret (Whelan) Goodine, Skowhegan, Maine; Alan Banister, York Harbor, Maine; and Karl Turner, Eastport, Maine. Paper deals with tall tales; poaching stories; local character: Ike Goodine; lumbering stories; legends; Boone Island; place names; riddles; jokes. Text: 43 pp. paper
Victor Shorette, interviewed by Leslie “Dusty” Carr for FO 107, October 2, 1973, Bradley, Maine. Shorette talks about log-sorting booms on the Penobscot River; logging companies; sorting long logs from pulp and spruce from hemlock and poplar, etc.; hanging and taking in booms. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”
Wallace “Del” Soule, interviewed by Lucinda Lamb for AY 198, spring 1976, Costigan, Maine. Soule talks about the Nebraska and Argyle log-sorting booms on the Penobscot River; running; rafting; shoring; hanging and taking in booms; the work of bateaux crews and steamboats. Interview was part of a project that led to the issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”