The next image shows the back end of the Mark Twain passing by a loading dock for the Tom Sawyer's Island rafts. This is an unusual view as it shows not only the Adventureland canal but also an eating area that was once located at the edge of the Rivers of America and is now paved walkway.
Next image is of the now gone Tom Sawyer's Island raft landing that was located next to the Frontierland dock. In the foreground is the canal that used to allow the flow of water from Jungle Cruise to the Rivers of America. Off to the side is an interesting set decoration with a mast of a ship with some boxes. In the background is another vehicle, the stately Mark Twain.
Next image is of the Storybook Canal Boats attraction, more specifically the mountain side town where Cinderella is located and the fantastic castle of her Prince Charming.
The next image shows the Matterhorn and the holes that the Skyway buckets would go through to showcase the new ice caverns. The view also included a peak of Matterhorn bobsleds running up, through and down the mountain. I do not usually see the Fantasyland side of the Matterhorn. The image includes some nice foreground views of the Mad Tea Party and the Fantasyland facades.
This unique piece was in with the Monsanto items. I think it may have once held keys to doors and to the attraction operating system and board.
The next image shows the guests having fun and working hard to paddle past Tom Sawyer's Island. I believe this picture was taken right about the Mark Twain and Columbia dock. Check out the little kid in hid black cowboy hat who is totally out of sync.
A closer look at the sheep eating.
Final image is of Carol feeding the sheep. Check out the crowd and the fence behind her.
Thanks again to Mike for sharing the photographs. My thoughts are with you and Amanda during this tough time.
Next image is of Chicago and the Great Lakes Cruise but in the foreground is the Freedomland Stagecoaches.
The second view focuses on the Santa Fe train on the trestle. In the background you can see Old New York.
The second image is the outside of the ride building with the Buccaneer name and a pirate hanging off the main mast. This ride was purchased by Cedar Fair in Ohio and was renamed to the Pirate Ride.
Once again my thanks to Mike for the pictures and sharing the memories of his mother.
Next image is of the Santa Fe Railroad crossing the trestle bridge after heading out from the Midwest station.
So Mike, my thoughts are with you and thanks for sharing your images.
For those who have not heard, my friend Christopher Merritt has written a new book on the history of Pacific Ocean Park that will be released this year. The title is Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of L.A.'s Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier.
To pre-order the book head to Amazon.