Gilbert Andrews Sr., interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, May 18, 1986, Franklin, Maine.

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NA 1923 (local)
May 18 1986 (Date created)

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 bolter and with lath edges; ‘saw bobbers’ and the risk of ruining saw teeth by hitting metal; and his comments on the movie “From Stump to Ship,” identification of men in the film, and explanation of processes shown. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Gilbert Andrews (interviewee), Edward D Ives (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
River driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Occupational folklore (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Sawmills (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Games (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Shipping industry (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Labor relations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Poaching (crime) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Machinery (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1922 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Whitneyville, Maine (Geonames)
Machias River (Geonames)
Milbridge, Maine (Geonames)
Bucks Harbor, Maine (Geonames)
Old Stream (Geonames)
East Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Whiting, Maine (Geonames)
Wesley, Maine (Geonames)
Franklin, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Gilbert Andrews (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1923