Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Keel Haul

The Mike Fink Keel Boats may be a long lost memory in the history of Disney attractions, but the legacy of the legendary race between Davy Crockett and Mike Fink lives on at the Trail's End Buffet at Fort Wilderness.

A model of the Gully Pitts vessel sits in a handsome display case.



A piece of Mike Fink's own boat, the Gully Whumper, hangs on the wall. The Gully Whumper was one of the actual keel boats that navigated around Tom Sawyer Island until 1997.

2 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Wow!

Great find.

I am still requesting a JSI for MouseFest!

Mike said...

I have a post on my site about the old Gullywhumper, along with a photo taken the day of the accident which spelled the end of the Keel Boats at Disneyland. Ugh.

I love your site!

Mike