Captain Guleke's Whitewater Raft
—Salmon River Heritage Waking Tour —In the 1890s, Captain "Cap" Guleke began making regular float trips down the Salmon River from the town of Salmon to Riggins. He would build a large wooden sweep boat, called a scow, and deliver supplies to river ranches. At the completion of the trip, he would sell the scow for $5.00, the coast of the lumber used to build it. Guleke operated annual, or semi-annual passenger trips down the Salmon River, sometimes charging $1,000 per person. He continued to make these trips well into the 1930s.
|Placed By||City of Riggins|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 553744 N 5030338|
|Decimal Degrees||45.42450000, -116.31300000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 25.47', W 116° 18.78'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 25' 28.2" N, 116° 18' 46.8" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 329 Main St, Riggins ID 83549, US|
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