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Author: Alfred AmesHenry NevisonDavid WeissKaran SheldonTim SampleAll authors
Publisher: Orono, Me. : University of Maine at Orono, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The long log drive - a spring journey down icy streams and rivers moving logs from the forest to the mill for sawing into boards, laths, and clapboards. For more than 150 years, logging techniques remained the same: men cut trees by hand and loaded them on horse-drawn sleds to be hauled over snow to the river. Skilled river drivers maneuvered the logs downstream, risking their limbs and lives every day. This film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Ames; Henry Nevison; David Weiss; Karan Sheldon; Tim Sample; University of Maine at Orono.; Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History.; Maine Humanities Council.; National Endowment for the Humanities.; Champion International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 14290272
Notes: A project of the University of Maine at Orono under a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and Champion International Corporation. Project director, Henry Nevison. Co-sponsored by Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History. Producers, Sheldon Weiss Productions.
Originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1930; reconstruction with added narration released in 1985.
Credits: Traditional music, Sandy Ives, Albert Pelletier, Bill Schubek ; graphics, Mike Mardosa ; script editor, Karan Sheldon ; film editors, Henry Nevison, David Weiss ; consultants, DAvid C. Smith, Edward Ives, Richard Judd, Jonathan Tankel.
Performer(s): Narrator, Tim Sample.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: 1930 logging film
Responsibility: a film by Alfred Ames ; executive producer and project director, Henry Nevison ; producers, David Weiss, Karan Sheldon ; a project of the University of Maine at Orono and Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History with the support of the Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and Champion International Corporation.

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The long log drive - a spring journey down icy streams and rivers moving logs from the forest to the mill for sawing into boards, laths, and clapboards. For more than 150 years, logging techniques remained the same: men cut trees by hand and loaded them on horse-drawn sleds to be hauled over snow to the river. Skilled river drivers maneuvered the logs downstream, risking their limbs and lives every day. This film survives as the best, most vivid and complete film record of the long log business. Remarkably detailed scenes, filmed year-round, are uniquely enhanced by the original script, written to be read with the silent footage in the 1930s. The soundtrack is brought to life by Tim Sample, narrator and renowned Maine humorist, in the role of the filmmaker, Alfred Ames.

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