Minden Press-Herald

Sep 20th

‘I’m A Tinkerer’


Local man builds, sails his own boats

Driving by Turner's Pond it is common to see people fishing, but not so common to see a man fishing from a sailboat. It is even less common if the man made the boat himself, sails and all.

Chief Red Elk, who declines to give what he calls his "borrowed name," was sailing on the pond Friday, April 13 in the second sailboat he made.

His first sailboat was from a kit to which he later added sails. The second was all his.

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