Local Fleet Increases

Boaters paddle Mirror Pond in Bend circa 1910. Courtesy Des Chutes Historical Museum
Boaters paddle Mirror Pond in Bend. July, 1910.  Courtesy Des Chutes Historical Museum

local-fleet-increasesSaturday last witnessed the launching of Herbert Allen’s new craft, the “Elf,” upon the waters of the Deschutes. Charles Stanborrough built the “goodly vessel,” which is a clinker-built row boat 16 ft. in length, of beautiful design and workmanship. Despite the protests of interested friends no ceremony accompanied the launching, nor was any champagne or even near beer broken over the prow of the infant Dreadnaught as, sliding from the ways of the Stanborrough ship yard, she felt “a thrill of life along her keel.”

In the first days of this week two more boats have been added to the fast growing fleet on “Park Lake.” After a dusty cruise from Shaniko a row boat arrived for Mrs. Drake. Also a canoe, owned by J. T. Robinson and G. P. Putnam. Counting H.J. Overturf’s “Liza Jane,” formerly the property af A. F. Shireman, and “Cleopatra’s Barge,” as the work scow which has been at large on the pond since the completion of the dam is styled, the local fleet now numbers seven craft, not to mention several more which it is reported are under consideration.

Source: Bend Bulletin-1910-08-03

Big Fish For Oregon Car

big-fish-for-oregon-carLast Thursday J. N. Hunter, W. H. Staats, “Bill” Brock and Prince Staats returned from a fishing trip “upriver” in Mr. Staats’s auto. The chief purpose of the expedition was to secure a number of Dolly Varden trout to be sent to the Great Northern Railroad for exhibition purposes in the “Oregon Car,” that is to be sent out through the East, and elsewhere.

The party brought back a dozen huge “Dollies,” many weighing over ten pounds. These were boxed carefully, packed in ice, and sent by express to an expert in Portland who will prepare them for exhibition purposes, in large glass jars especially made for the purpose. These Deschutes “Dollies,” and other trout (as soon as they can be will be the only finny representatives of Oregon used on the publicity car, with the exhibition of some salmon from Astoria, says F. W. Graham, the G. N. representative in charge of the work.

Source: Bend Bulletin

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