National Geographic : 1914 Aug
ONE MILE ABOVE TAPEAr'S CREEK : PULLING AWAY FROM THE SH-ORE Photo byKolb Brothers Lauzon, "instead of walking around such rapids as he could while we ran the boat, would liedown on the deck, hanging on tothe bulkhead like grim death as the great waves rolled over him. Then he would shake the ice-cold water fromhis clothes and with agrin would remark, 'Young fellows, wasn't that great!'" (see text, page 177). Our method in all rocky rapids was todrift down stern first, keeping the boat under control by pulling up stream or against the current. This gave the oarsman an opportunity to seewhat was ahead. The boats, being flat-bot tomed and built with a rake or raise at either end, could be turned very quickly and pulled from side toside when rocks threatened.