60s, river

Boat Races on the River

Boat races on the river. 1961. Before the G. Ross Lord Dam was built – just north of camp – the level of the river changed regularly with the rainfall.   When water levels were low, the river was accessible for activities like the one seen here.  After storms, the river would run very fast and very high and signs were posted warning campers and staff to stay away. After the dam was built in 1973, the water level was kept consistently higher and the river essentially became off limits to camp activities. The following aerial photos show camp before and after construction of the G. Ross Lord Dam: Before After Damdam

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