Turning a wooden apple box into a raft worthy of racing on the lake was just one of many fun pastimes young boys pursued in the early years. This photo

Turning a wooden apple box into a raft worthy of racing on the lake was just one of many fun pastimes young boys pursued in the early years. This photo

The unsinkable (and unusual) apple box raft 

Turning a wooden apple box into a raft worthy of racing on the lake was just one of many pastimes young boys pursued in the early years.

Turning a wooden apple box into a raft worthy of racing on the lake was just one of many fun pastimes young boys pursued in the early years. This photo, showing young boys with their homemade apple box rafts, was taken sometime in 1910. Summerland’s penchant for contending unusual things in the water goes back a long way. Don’t forget to join in the fun in this year’s 2016 Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race on Aug. 20 at Powell Beach in Summerland. If it floats, it can race! For more information go online to ogopogobathtubrace.com.