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    • 1910 "Eva B" Gasoline Launch

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The gasoline-powered "Eva B" was one of the smaller, yet faster passenger boats on Flathead Lake. The "Eva B." took part in Flathead Lake's first air/sea (lake) rescue. Pilot Terah T. Maroney and crew were stuck on Little Bull Island by high...
    • 1911 "The Speed Boat of Them All"

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The gasoline launch "City of Polson" was popular with folks in a hurry. As the steamboat era neared its end, the "City of Polson" was stripped of excessive weight and sailed, pushed and pulled up McDonald Creek to Lake McDonald in Glacier National...
    • 1914 "City of Dixon," Ill-fated River Boat

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Boats and boating; River boats
    • Originally announced it would be launched in 1912, the riverboat "City of Dixon" encountered numerous delays before the maiden voyage was made in June 1914. The boat made only a few trips between Dixon and Sloan's Ferry on the Flathead River,...
    • 1920 Montana Bankers Association Convention

    • 1920
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Lake steamers
    • The big drawing card for the 1920 Montana Bankers Association convention was an excursion on the lake steamer "Klondike." Looks like the entire crowd boarded the boat on June 7th that year for an excursion around Flathead Lake.
    • 1959 "Flathead Sturgeon"

    • 1959
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • While catching a sturgeon in the lake has been debatable for years, there's no doubt that this "Flathead Sturgeon" came off Flathead Lake! This old boat used to adorn the banks near the city docks at Polson.
    • 1960 Polson Golden Jubilee Boat Parade

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • Polson's Golden Jubilee celebration in 1960 featured a parade of boats led by Stan Koss's cruise boat, the "MS Flathead." The cruise boat once cruised St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park. Koss purchased the craft in the 1950's, reconfigured...
    • 1961 (circa) Ice-breaking Work Boat

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Work boats; Icebreaking boats
    • This aerial view shows Frank Hodge's work boat, the "Hodge," breaking a trail through ice to prevent an ice jam from forming and damaging the wood piling bridge at Flathead Lake's outlet at Polson.
    • 1961 Fire Destroys the "MS Flathead" Tour Boat

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The former Glacier National Park tour boat "St. Mary" was brought to Polson in the early 1950s, redesigned and named the "MS Flathead," and used for tourist cruises until burning in 1961, the day before tourist season opened. It was a sad day when...
    • 1962 Icebreaker on Polson Bay

    • 1962
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Icebreaking boats; Work boats
    • Cold winter caused Polson Bay to freeze over, and the work boat, SS Hodge, made the initial pass to Polson from the Narrows in the spring.
    • 1969 Flathead Lake Showboat

    • 1969
    • Montana -- (Lake County); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Showboats; Barges
    • During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Polson-area citizens staged an old-fashioned showboat program aboard the SS Hodge construction boat. There were singers, dancers, a Dixieland band, various instrumental soloists and small groups, and...
    • 1980 Mount St. Helens Dust

    • 1980-05-19
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); St Helens, Mount (Wash.); Volcanic ash
    • On May 18, 1980, at 8:00 a.m., Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted. By the next morning Polson and area were cloaked in ash. This picture shows the tour boat "Retta Mary" at the Polson city docks.
    • 1984 Port Polson Princess

    • 1984
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • After the tour boat "Retta Mary" moved to Somers in the 1980s, she was succeeded by the "Port Polson Princess," financed by a group of Polson business people. Later operated by KwaTaqNuk Best Western Resort in Polson, the Princess has been...

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