New Book Tells the Story of Drift Boats
Byline: The Register-Guard
Drift boats make thousands of miles of whitewater river in North America fishable, but the handy little river runners so familiar today have only been around for about four generations of anglers.
The story of the drift boat and its evolution is a local story, one that originated on the McKenzie and Rogue rivers.
It's a story that is told more comprehensively than ever in a new book by Roger Fletcher, "Drift Boats & River Dories: Their History, Design, Construction and Use."
Fletcher is a Dallas drift boat aficionado whose specialty has been construction of detailed scale models of early river boats such as "The …
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Publication information: Article title: New Book Tells the Story of Drift Boats. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: September 4, 2007. Page number: B1. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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