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 winds. When the wind subsided, they packed up their gear, tents, tools, gas, etc. in a motor boat, and Maroney flew to the mainland. An hour later a fire was seen near the island and it was feared gas ignited in the boat. The pilot hopped into his plane intending to rescue the crew, but ran out of gas before he got there. The "Eva B." came to Maroney's rescue and towed the plane to what turned out to be a signal fire. The crew's boat motor had quit and the men put ashore on Little Bull Island.
Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
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