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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Grand Canyon Historic Boats

13 comments:

gumo said...

Thanks for the history lesson; very enjoyable and I doubt I would ever be able to attend such a tour. Thank you for the visit. I had seen one of the old Powell boats at the VC many years ago but that may have been a replica.

Page said...

Fascinating. I've always enjoyed the tales of Powell's adventures, but never really thought about the evolution of the boats that have been used in the Canyon. Thank you for sharing this bit of history.

Firefly said...

Very interesting history. I'm quite surprised that its been mostly wooden boats that has been used and if I understand right still being used. I would have though inflatables woulf have been the order of the day these days. Perhaps I'm just used to seeing images of white water rafting from all over the world and associating it with that.

trav4adventures said...

Very interesting, Gaelyn! I, too, didn't realize that wooden boats were still being used. I thought it was all inflatables nowdays.

The Good Luck Duck said...

I'm not ready! No history! OUCH! I need more coffee! Ooh, boats!

Roxanne
The Good Luck Duck

Kate said...

Great write up, thanks for taking the time to share. It sounds like a great tour.

hobopals said...

Very interesting read, Gaelyn! Thanks for taking the time to share it.

Barb said...

Having rafted the CO River for 7 days, I can't imagine doing it in one of those old wooden boats! What courage and skill it must have taken. Loved seeing your photos of history, Gaelyn.

Elaine said...

Interesting, Gaelyn. I've seen movies of running the Colorado and it was definitely a challenge. It's good that they have preserved so many of the historic boats.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amazing post. I really enjoyed it. Interesting about how the boats evolved and then ended up mainly being the rafts.

Ash said...

Isn't it wonderful that such things are kept and who would have thought of all those changes happening and I guess still going on and being refined. A lovely post, thanks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Not bored at all! I love learning history this way (esp. with all your colorful boat pictures). Would love to take this tour (and Bill would love it even more).

AJ said...

Boats... I do love them! ;-)

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