Saturday, August 29, 2009

2010 scow launching site explored (Aug. 29, 2009); Red Deer, Alberta

Today we explored a good launching spot for the 2010 scow. The 1910 American Museum scow was launched in Red Deer, Alberta in 1910 and 5 years later George Sternberg did same. There are no known pictures of the 1910 scow being launched, but there are some of the construction and post launching of Sternbergs 2 scows in 1915. See pictures. I found a likely launching spot using Google Earth and today drove to Red Deer and confirmed it is the right spot, both historically and logistically. The pictures show George Sternberg's scows in 1915 soon after launching and roughly the same place today; the train bridge (now converted to a pedestrian bridge) is an excellent reference point! Also some pictures of the boat launch area- a popular spot, several dozen inflatables were launched there in the hour or so we were there.

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