Historic Wooldridge Pictures

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:36 pm

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Glen wasn’t only a good boatman, he knew how to cook up a tastymess of vittles for his crew! Who wouldn’tlove a river boat trip by day, stakes by the fire by night! That’s real liven for sure! This photo looks to be taken in the summer of 69.
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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 am

Glen Sr during his historic running of the Salmon River.

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:18 am

Here at Wooldridge Boats we’ve been putting smiles on peoples faces for over 100 years and counting! Stumbled across this old picture from back in the day.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:31 am

Glen Sr. was always working on something! This picture is a perfect illustration of that. He developed a stick steering mechanism (pictured in the two boats in the background) that enabled the user to turn lock to lock with only a half turn of the helm! A great advantage on a rapid river! Along with light weight aluminum oars also pictured. Neat stuff!

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

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Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:51 am

My Grandpa at his shop in Grants Pass Oregon sometime in the 1930’s.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Left to right: Fred Hale, Glen Sr. and Reuben Garcia. Garcia Bagged this Black bear and Hale flew in to haul Garcia and his bear back to Grants Pass. It’s in the book THE ROGUE, A RIVER TO RUN, another great story is recounted of Hale (Owner Operator of Grants Pass Air Service) and Glen Wooldridge Sr. (Local Guide and Boat Builder) about the Christmas Eve storm and record breaking flood of the Rogue River. Hale’s plane crash landed into a tree covered hillside in bad weather. Glen ran his boat down the Rogue on Christmas day at flood stage to perform a daring rescue of his stranded friend. Sound like a Fiction thriller? Nope, just a chapter out of THE ROGUE, A RIVER TO RUN, Where this and many adventures like this are there for the reading.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:10 pm

In 1948 a year after doing the unthinkable and taming the mighty Rogue, Glen and his friend Ruell Hawkins turned their sights to another unthinkable the Salmon River of Idaho. Once again he was successful!

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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:09 pm

Chow on the bank of the Rogue! What's not to love!

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:47 am

Got tagged in this cool old picture on our Facebook. “Early 90’s me and my dad hauling 1,000 gallons of gasoline to the Napakiak marine with his 28’ Wooldridgeoat”

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:27 am

Bob Wooldridge at the helm of this neat landing craft we built and sold up to Galena back in the 1970’s . Powered by a 460ci V8 this 24’ sled was a real workhorse.

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:51 am

Bob Wooldridge at the helm of this neat landing craft we built and sold up to Galena back in the 1970’s . Powered by a 460ci V8 this 24’ sled was a real workhorse.

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:21 pm

Yesterday was Bob Wooldridge's 94th Birthday! Bob has always been a huge part of the business here, and is still going strong today. He's known to make his way around the factory looking things over, checking in with the shop workers and telling jokes as he goes along. Have a Blessed Year ahead Bob!

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