From Stump to Ship

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Moving Image
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Clip Length
2 min. 30 sec.
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Format and Extent
film (1,000 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. print
Depicts the year-round activities of the Machias Lumber Company on the Machias River in Washington County, Maine. Includes scenes of winter logging in the forest with hand tools and horses, as well as the spring log drive, with loggers using peaveys to break up log jams on icy rivers as the logs are moved from the forest to the mill. Lumber company president Alfred Ames and loggers pose in logging camp. Horses twitching logs through woods. Includes footage of lumber loaded onto schooners in Machias for transport to New York and schooner being towed to sea by sardine boat. Narration is provided by Maine humorist Tim Sample, reading the original 1930 script written by Ames.

Machias, ME; Machias River Valley, ME

Fogler Library Collection
Northeast Historic Film
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Fogler Library Collection, Northeast Historic Film