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Olson urges preservation of river history

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 20th, 2013

Olson found the Carol, a boat he had somewhat refurbished, moved to a new site and broken into pieces. Photo by Gene Olson

“It was shocking to see it,” said Gene Olson, when he recently spotted the Carol in two pieces, part of a scrap heap. The circa 1940 Navy landing craft, owned by Trygve Nordahl in the 1960s, had towed barges and logs on the Siuslaw River before Nordahl’s retirement from his towboat business in 1975.

For the complete article see the 08-21-2013 issue.

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