Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

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Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

80-year-old vessel arrived via railroad, puttered around Electra Lake
Rod and Robin Turner stand next to their boat, named Mary Jane, a 1939 Century Sea Maid 54 runabout that the Turner family purchased brand new and kept at Electra Lake. The boat will be on display beginning Thursday at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum.
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“The Landing of the Mary Jane” will open Thursday at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 479 Main Ave. The exhibit documents the history of the Century Boat Co.-manufactured vessel owned by the Turner family. Admission is free.

Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

Rod and Robin Turner stand next to their boat, named Mary Jane, a 1939 Century Sea Maid 54 runabout that the Turner family purchased brand new and kept at Electra Lake. The boat will be on display beginning Thursday at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum.

Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

Rod and Robin Turner are pulled down Main Avenue in their 1939 wooden boat, named the Mary Jane, during Durango’s Fourth of July Parade in 2017. The boat will be on display beginning Thursday at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum as part of an exhibit called “The Landing of the Mary Jane.”

Mary Jane, boat with a story, to dock at Durango train museum

The Turner family enjoying the Mary Jane. The Mary Jane, a Century Sea Maid 54 runabout that has been a fixture at Electra Lake since 1939, will be on display beginning Thursday at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum.
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