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Date of Interview

6-22-2006

Duration of Audio File

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

Interviewee

Dan Corcoran

Gender

Male

Occupation/ Work History

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

Mill or Principal Employer

Great Northern Paper Company

Keywords

Woodcutters Strike, Maine Labor History, Maine Paper Industry

Abstract

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. Began in 1940s, 30 years before it was ended statewide by regulation after spring 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.

Document Type

Interview

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