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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 01, 2015 1:32 pm

Portaging a boat in low water. w/b
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Post by glen wooldridge » Mon May 04, 2015 12:08 pm

Here's a photo when we built some 42' work boats with twin outboards for the Yukon River in Alaska.
These pictures are from the early 80's showing one of the boats being loaded and prepped for shipping. w/b
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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed May 06, 2015 1:22 pm

These pics were taken at Black Bar Lodge. My grandpa is on the right. The caretakers at the time were Hal & Bea Witherwox. Glen

On page 107 in the book, The Rogue A River To Run, Glen Senior is quoted, saying...
"We would put the boats in right under Robertson Bridge and drift down about twenty-five miles below Galice, to Black Bar Lodge. That was a really nice place to stay. Hal and Bea Witherwox built it there about 1935."
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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 08, 2015 1:19 pm

Grandpa cleaning fish. Glen
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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue May 12, 2015 10:40 am

Early power boat. w/b
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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 15, 2015 4:01 pm

Mule Creek Canyon early drift boat. Glen
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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

Post by glen wooldridge » Mon May 18, 2015 2:33 pm

Ament Dam on the Rogue.
The Oregon History Project, (Created by the Oregon Historical Society http://www.ohs.org) states...
The Golden Drift Mining Company built Ament Dam to serve the Dry Diggings Mine a few miles upriver of Grants Pass.
The Ament Dam proved immensely unpopular with some locals. Long-time resident Glen Woolridge remembered that the “old Ament Dam was really an abortion. The salmon piled up below it and wouldn’t go through the dark tunnel of a fishway. It destroyed more salmon than the commercial fishermen ever caught.” In 1912, saboteurs dynamited the dam, causing a serious break on the south shore. The dam owners repaired the controversial structure soon after the sabotage, only to have a state fish warden dynamite a wing dam a few years later. In 1921, the entire structure was removed to make way for the Savage Rapids Dam. w/b
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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu May 21, 2015 2:45 pm

Blossom Bar on the Rogue before blasting.
A recent quote from Zach Urness of the Daily Courier (http://web.thedailycourier.com/zachsadv ... ml?h=bloss) stated... "Rogue pioneer Glen Wooldridge created the current passage by blasting out rock with dynamite during the 1950s." w/b
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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 22, 2015 11:35 am

Although, not a historical pic, this is the (soon to be released) cover of the June Northwest Sportsman Magazine. (http://nwsportsmanmag.com/)
In the upper left is Glen Senior holding fish (with strong rowing arms!) and on page 18, there's an article about the history of Glen Sr. and Wooldridge Boats.
Look for this issue to hit the newsstands soon! w/b
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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri May 29, 2015 9:52 am

Early drift boat, “pulling to make the shoot.”
Glen.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:16 pm

Salmon river trip either 1948 or 49. Glen.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:02 am

Uncle Bruce. He’s running a wooden prop boat with Glen Sr.'s outboard motor lift. Glen.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:27 am

In case you didn't already know it we used to make air boats back in the late 70's-80's. Here are some pictures one of our customers sent us from Alaska, looks like its still getting used today! W/B.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:23 pm

Nice pic of ford pickup. He had that truck in about 1969. Glen remembers driving it when he got his drivers permit. W/B

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:28 pm

This is from my grandpas trip on the Yukon in 1970. He is preparing for bed in his boat. You can read about this in chapter 22 of the book a river to run. Glen

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:39 pm

Early power boat with an Evinrude, notice the dual set of oar locks. Glen.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:33 pm

Chef Glen. Cooking steaks. He likes his rare.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:55 am

This is Glen Sr. performing a test run down the Rogue River before they used Boat No. 2 up the Salmon River back in 1948. Glen
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Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:53 am

Glen (right) and Mr. Degner at Blossom Bar during an early day drift trip down the Rogue. This was before Glen blasted the channel downriver. Probably in the 1930's.

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

Post by glen wooldridge » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:49 am

This is on the Fraser River either the day before or the day of my grandfather’s Hells Gate run. It is downriver. My grandfather is in the red boat. My uncle Bruce is on the left with his back to you and has a dark shirt on. My cousin mark has a tan knit hat on. My cousin Mike has a dark knit hat on. He is facing you in the picture. I am the guy in the blue fleece jacket. On the 20th, my grandfather ran Hells Gate. After he ran it, my uncle Bruce also ran it. Glen.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:59 am

Fred Hale is the pilot on the left, my grandpa in the middle. In 1955 Fred Hale crashed down by black bar lodge (on Christmas Eve.) When he didn’t come back, the next day Christmas, my grandfather and Bruce went down to rescue him. (The river was 30’ above flood stage!) Read about the story in chapter 20 in river to run.

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Post by glen wooldridge » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:19 pm

The Hells Gate run was in 1975. My Great Grandfather was 79 at the time. The story is in the book The Rogue, "A River to Run" Chapter 23. Grant

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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:00 am

Glen Sr. rowing an early aluminum drift boat. (Note the aluminum oars.) He built his first aluminum drift boat in 1962. Glen

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Post by glen wooldridge » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:44 am

Here's my Grandfather with a early Wooldridge welded aluminum sled on the Rogue. Glen

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Re: Historic Wooldridge Pictures

Post by glen wooldridge » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:42 am

This is a pic of my grandfather after he retired. To keep busy, he built some wood drift boats in his home shop.
Your looking at more than just a boat; you’re looking at a wood jig also. Glen

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