A presentation by Tom Martin, physical therapist at the Grand Canyon Clinic, based on his new book, Big Water, Little Boats; Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the last of the Wild Colorado River takes place Oct. 25 at Grand Canyon.
This 45-minute program at the South Rim Community Building Room A, at 7 p.m. features original photographs from various 1940s through 1960s Grand Canyon river runners' expeditions, including the highest river flows ever boated, at 126,000 cubic feet per second, in 1957.
The presentation describes how Moulty Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today's Pacific Northwest dory's, and how he used that design to run his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon's first decked dory, on the 1957 flood.
Martin will also touch on the building of a full-sized replica of the Gem and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will also show photo re-matching of original pictures from the 1940's and 1950's river trips.