Shanty Boys: Myths and realities of the Maine woodsman and river driver
Shanty Boys: Myths and realities of the Maine woodsman and river driver
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Shanty Boys: Myths and realities of the Maine woodsman and river driver

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In 1976, Maine Public Broadcasting created this multimedia look at the myths and realities of the Maine woodsmen and river driver. Tall tales of the life, songs, and film of wood’s operations in 1937 are enhanced by actor’s portrayals of Henry David Thoreau, the logger and the camp cook.
 
“The greatest danger is of being caught in an eddy behind some larger rock, where the water rushes faster upstream than it goes down. The boatman is then carried ‘round and ‘round and ‘round under the surface ‘til he is drowned.”
Produced by Eton F. Churchill
Narrated by Edward "Sandy" Ives
Starring Jon Erickson, Herb Mitchell and John McDonald
30 minutes
(From the MPBN Collection)

 

 

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