The Boathouse

A Boathouse in the Desert: What is the the old building at the base of the Hill and why is it called the boat house?

Script: Barbara Terkanian

Images (in order of appearance):
The boathouse at the base of Tumamoc Hill ca. 1910, Burton Bovee, courtesy of Russell Long
John Wesley Powell and his crew prepare to begin their expedition in 1869, courtesy of the National Park Service
The Salton Sea flood, courtesy of the Imperial Irrigation District
Floodwaters from the Colorado River filling the Salton Sink in 1906, courtesy of Salton Sea History Museum
Colorado River cutting a new channel, 1906, courtesy of Chris Landis collection
Map of the southwest US and NW Mexico showing location of the Salton Sea, courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory
Boat on the Colorado River, Godfrey Sykes
Boat on the Colorado River, Godfrey Sykes
Map of the Colorado Delta Region, D.T. MacDougal, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1936
The boathouse at the base of Tumamoc Hill, courtesy of the Desert Laboratory