Sunday, April 08, 2012
TPE: Riding A Keel Boat
The Mark Twain is the star of the Rivers of America, with The Columbia acting as a co-star. Still, the first vehicle I would want to ride around in on my Time Travel Journey would be a Keel Boat. There's something about their small size that appeals to me; probably because they are on a slightly more intimate scale than the Twain or Columbia.
Zooming in on the previous June 1957 photo gives you a better view of the Bertha Mae:
From the same photo, it appears that there is construction going on at The Disneyland Hotel:
In this August 1958 photo, you can see Mike Fink's Popgun:
The Gullywhumper's exterior was less fancy than its sister-boat The Bertha Mae:
It appears that Fowler's Harbor was a service area for the Keel Boats as well as the larger craft that circled the Rivers of America:
Wouldn't it be great to find the photo that this gent was taking in September 1959?
I hope you enjoyed your trip on a Keel Boat today! More transportation on The Rivers of America to come. Follow my Daveland updates on Twitter. See more vintage Disneyland Keel Boat photos on my Keel Boat & Raft web page.