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Disc 1 1:07:15 Disc 2 1:12:09


Dan Corcoran



Occupation/ Work History

Forestry manager and later independent forestry consultant; worked at GNP for 20 years

Mill or Principal Employer

Great Northern Paper Company


Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry


Corcoran's biggest story is overseeing the building of the Golden Road -- he has a detailed and rich account of the process of shifting from river drives to trucking wood to GNP. The building of the Golden Road began in 1940s, 30 years before it was ended statewide by regulation after the spring of 1976. The key advantage is that river drives meant stocking the mill wood supply only once a year, there was a loss of up to 20 percent of the trees, and the wood quality was inferior to freshly trucked wood.

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