The Scow

The Scow (HM28VR)

Location: Riggins, ID 83549 Idaho County
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N 45° 25.47', W 116° 18.78'

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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.
Cap Guleke truly pioneered the thrilling sport of whitewater rafting on the Salmon, the River of No Return.
This replica of Guleke's scow was built for the Idaho Bicentennial in 1990.
HM NumberHM28VR
Placed ByCity of Riggins
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Date Added Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 553744 N 5030338
Decimal Degrees45.42450000, -116.31300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.47', W 116° 18.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 28.2" N, 116° 18' 46.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 329 Main St, Riggins ID 83549, US
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