Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, May 19, 1986, Machias, Maine

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NA 1926 (local)
May 19 1986 (Date created)

Gray discusses working in the woods and river-driving along the Machias; moving logs on a frozen lake; cutting logs as best or only work during the Great Depression; earning extra money through poaching; walking to the start of the drive; camping in bush wickets; capstan rafts; temporary rafts; moving logs down Machias Lakes; water as a power source; and dangerous spots of water. Plus 4 pp. story about George Magoon and Wilbur Day. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Maxwell E Gray (interviewee), Edward D Ives (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Log driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Occupational Folklore (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Poaching (crime) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Local legends (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Lumber camps (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
hydro-electric power (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Great Depression, 1929 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Temporal Coverage
circa 1920 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Pocomoonshine Lake (Geonames)
Machias River (Geonames)
East Machias River (Geonames)
Harmon Stream (Geonames)
Jacksonville, Maine (Geonames)
Wesley, Maine (Geonames)
Sysladobsis Lake (Geonames)
West Branch Machias River (Geonames)
Crawford, Maine (Geonames)
Pembroke, Maine (Geonames)
Whiting, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Maxwell E Gray (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Richard Gaddis (subject)
Francis Healy (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1926