Running Jackshoot Rapids - circa
Bert Shane was a playboy. He and I were in the pointer when the Boatsmen, Albert and Jack were ordered to take it over Jackshoot Rapids. Whatever oarsmen they needed they were to name, so they picked Shane and myself as enough, and said it would not matter if we drowned. I was not afraid as two days before Tommy Sarsan ran the rapids in a 12' bark canoe. Shane was saying things to get Jack angry, and as we were at the top of the chute, Shane jumped and shoved Jack under the stern seat and said "Don't be afraid Johnny, I won't let you fall out". He held him there until we were in the eddy below the shoot. Needless to say, Johnny was awful mad.
This was just fun for us River Drivers!