There Once Was a Farmer Who Lived By a Lake by paintingsheep

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And he had 2 barrels and a bunch of wood….

The 1952 invention of the pontoon motorboat in the USA is credited to a farmer who lived on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes, near Richmond, Minnesota. Ambrose Weeres put a wooden platform on two columns of steel barrels welded together end-to-end, creating a sturdy deck that would be more stable on a lake than a conventional boat. Living in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Weeres thought this idea might be marketed. The first boat was “The Empress”. He built a few boats and sold them with the help of dealers. He started Weeres Industries to meet unexpected demand. Weeres, later called “Mr. Pontoon”, was elected to the Minnesota Marina Hall of Fame.2

This old pontoon by a dock Lake Pomeroy, Crossville, Tennessee, USA

Dedicated to Fluffy at 4 AM.

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Comments

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 1 year ago

    my this is a wonderment of joy too me….love this style..beautiful

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago

    Great shot! thanks for the info.

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    Oh I do like this. Reflections are to me like a second change to find the beauty on the side that can’t be seen. Lovely wonderful work. Good morning!

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Love the reflection! Thanks for the narrative, I never would have guessed. Say hi to fluffy.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    interesting shot and info xxx

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 1 year ago

    A terrific shot and very interesting background information!

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 1 year ago

    Dazzling reflections in this superb capture.


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