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Monica Grabin: Singing History

Maine Lumbering and Shipping (click for info)

The lumbering industry from colonial Broad Arrow Pines to the height of white pine logging in the 1800's, how the men lived and what they did, log drives, dangers. Cod fishing before 1620, the importance of the cod, shipbuilding, sailors' lives and the work on ships, sea shanties that accompanied the work, the triangle trades, ice trade, clipper ships and more. A few of the songs: The Lumberman's Alphabet, The Jam on Gerry's Rock, The Frozen Logger, Canada-i-o, The Good Old State of Maine, Cape Cod Girls, I'ze the B'ye, Haul Away Joe.