We have two boathouses along the Columbia River at the foot of Ninth Street in Wenatchee. The first one we put to use was originally built as a log barn in the 1930s. The second is a metal storage shed constructed by the Chelan County PUD.
"He mined in the Lyman Glacier. He went to Moses Coulee and rounded up wild horses. He built houses in Wenatchee and Seattle. He had an interest in everything, but he never got rich," said his grandson Cal Blackburn in 2006. "Most people never do chasing gold."
In a 1989 article in The Wenatchee World, Lindston's daughter, Ovidia Blackburn of Cashmere, said her father constructed the barn in the 1930s using lumber from an Omak mill. Blackburn said the barn's basement served as the home for Jersey cows; the middle floor was her father's shop, where he built, among other things, boats; and the top floor was set aside for storage.
In 2009, the Chelan County PUD leased to the Row and Paddle Club the metal building near Ninth Street and Walla Walla Avenue. The building was converted into a second boathouse to alleviate overcrowding at the original boathouse.
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