MARM AND PA, April 1973

Family and friends are gathered for the launch of MARM AND PA, built for 20-year-old Leonard May of Swan’s Island. The boat was 33 feet long, 10 feet 8 inches in the beam, with a 34-inch draft. Boats were tied to log cradles for the trip from the Gross Point boat yard to the launch site at “Burt Carter’s Shore” on the East Branch of the Medomak River. Maneuvering in the yard or on the shore and towing down to the launch was accomplished by truck, tractor, oxen, or a combination, depending upon how muddy the ground was.

Catalog Number LB2005.24.10830