Francis Healy, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, March 11 and October 3, 1986, Machias, Maine.

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NA 1910 (local)
March 11 1986 (Date created)
October 3 1986 (Date created)

 Healy discusses his work in the woods and drives along the Machias River for St. Regis Pulp and Paper; camping out during river drives; blowing up a dam beavers had added to; the ‘Driving Rock’ which was used to tell when the water level was good for driving logs; using 300 pick-poles a season; 100 men working the drive; uselessness of young inexperienced men; road maintenance; building a mill in Whitneyville; sorting of logs by company; launching logs into the lakes and moving them downstream; working with the wind; danger when a logjam was broken; running Carrick Pitch; staying at Wilbur Day’s house during a drive; stories of Wilbur Day; icing roads; construction of a capstan raft; using a boom to drive logs through an eddy; and description of pictures. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Francis Healy (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))
Sawmills (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Local legends (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Stills (distilleries) (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1933 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Wesley, Maine (Geonames)
West Branch Machias River (Geonames)
Searsport, Maine (Geonames)
Lincoln, Maine (Geonames)
Whitneyville, Maine (Geonames)
Machias River (Geonames)
Pickett Mountain Pond (Geonames)
Deblois, Maine (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Francis Healy (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
Related Objects
First page of the transcript for NA 1910