Earl Bonness, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy Ives," October 5, 1986, Grand Lake Stream, Maine

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NA 1942 (local)
October 5 1986 (Date created)

Bonness discusses his experiences working in the woods and river-driving along the Machias in the 1920s; moving the wangan; species of trees cut; Wilbur Day; a falling wedge and how it was used; murder of two game wardens by Calvin Graves; a drowning during a river drive; living conditions in a woods camp; method of dogging deer; old-time drivers who didn’t know how to swim; and making snowshoes. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Earl Bonness (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))
Lumber camps (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Hunting (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Local legends (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Fishing (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Logging tools (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Poaching (crime) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1868 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
Grand Lake Stream, Maine (Geonames)
Machias River (Geonames)
Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Whitneyville, Maine (Geonames)
Wesley, Maine (Geonames)
Perry, Maine (Geonames)
Pembroke, Maine (Geonames)
Boston, Massachusetts (Geonames)
Marshfield, Maine (Geonames)
Fletcher Field, Maine (Geonames)
Cooper, Maine (Geonames)
Woodland, Maine (Geonames)
Second Chain Lake (Geonames)
Waite, Maine (Geonames)
Calais, Maine (Geonames)
Grand Falls, New Brunswick (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Earl Bonness (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Rob Golding (subject)
Thomas "Archie" Stewart (subject)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1942