High Shoals, NC

High Shoals, NC Now and Then

Flat Bottom Boats on the Mill Pond

Some of these pictures are from Mary Huss, a granddaughter of A.Q. Kale. Mr. A.Q. Kale (superintendent of the mill) lived in High Shoals for about twenty five years, he moved to Dallas in 1925 after the second buy out of the mill.
The small Long Flat bottom boats were a common site on the mill pond during this time. I think the Huss pictures are from the early 1920s, the other pictures are from 1908.
I haven't found any information about these boats, did someone build them in High Shoals, did they rent them to people, did they belong to the mill??? Maybe someone knows a little information about these unique little flat bottom long boats?

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Comment by Danny W. Ayers on October 12, 2010 at 11:55am
Steven, I have no idea as to the history of the little flat bottom boats on the mill pond, however, they certainly do resemble what the Cajun French people use in the swamps of Louisiana. They call them pereauxs pronounced like "peros". They are niffy little boats that move quietly and quickly over the swamps.

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