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Drive-A-Boat Ride, 1950

Until the early 1950s, the Drive-A-Boat ride sat near the east end of the Giant Dipper, where the Boardwalk curves toward the river trestle. The freshwater tank was placed on pilings installed long before World War II. Gas engines powered the little plywood boats, which were not connected to any track but could be steered freely around the tank.

Donaven Staab

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