Mary Woods No. 2: Parks officials put beaten boat up for sale

Posted: April 8, 2011 at 3:43 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is offering the remains of the battered Mary Woods No. 2 paddle boat for sale, although Jacksonport State Park Superintendent Mark Ballard said Thursday that he plans to keep a few pieces for future display.

The Mary Woods No. 2 survived a 1984 sinking. A March 1997 tornado couldn’t destroy it. Flood waters and heavy snow in 2010 again partially sank the restored boat. But now the cost to fix the 80-year-old wooden paddle boat that’s parked along the White River at Jacksonport State Park has it facing the scrap yard.

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So sad. I thought this old paddle boat was beautiful. We should all save it.

Posted by: fisherlady

April 9, 2011 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )