Thursday, February 12, 2015
Daveland is absolutely Ka-razy with Keel Boats today! Don't know what a Keelboat is? Let me educamacate you: A keelboat is a riverine cargo-capable working boat, or a small- to mid-sized recreational sailing yacht. Thanks, Wikipedia! Can you believe Disneyland once had yachts? Well, not the type of yachts you might imagine, but still lots of fun. The first shot for today is from the 1950's and shows a Keelboat parked in Fowler's Harbor, ready to pick up another batch of guests, including a dad holding a baby on the right giving stink-eye to the photographer.
Image #2 is from 1955; doncha' love the feet dangling over the edge of the Mark Twain?
The first closeup shows the Chicken Plantation Restaurant; if it looks familiar to you then you've probably eaten at the Blue Bayou Restaurant.
Let me make the comparison easy for you:
Back to 1955, here's the closeup all you Keelboat nutz have been waiting for:
This somewhat faded 1950's shot shows a different loading area:
The paper hats definitely upstage the Bertha Mae in this 1950's image:
I wouldn't be surprised if one these ladies was named Bertha Mae.
This lad from June 1967 seems very excited about the prospect of riding on a keelboat; note the Native American cast member standing behind him.
One more keelboat shot for you, showing a March 1968 view:
Let's cut to the chase and zoom into the important part of this photo!
Hope you got enough keelboat shots to last you through the day!
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