Rollin' on the WILD River - The Stories of the Sagebrush Sailors and Tug-and-Barge Operations on the Wild Columbia River

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Rollin' on the WILD River - The Stories of the Sagebrush Sailors and Tug-and-Barge Operations on the Wild Columbia Riverby John Rekart Jr Rollin' on the Wild River is the story of the Sagebrush Sailors of rural Oregon who formerly were ranch hands, cowboys, oil-truck drivers and shoe salesmen trained to be fearless tug operators on the Columbia River before most of the dams were built.  They had to learn quickly how to run the rapids on the wildest river in the world.  Each of the rapids is explained and how they were to be run.  All of these rapids are underwater now but they are still remembered by the men who operated the tugs through often-forbidding conditions. The stories of their underpowered tugs are also told.  The author relied on personal interviews to paint a never-before-told history of men succeeding against the elements.  

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Rollin on the Wild River by John Rekart Jr
Price: $19.95