The McKenzie River Drift Boat – A Documentary Movie

From: Oregon Boat/Eddyline Entertainment

From 1909 to 1976 the McKenzie River Drift Boat evolved and gained fame on Oregon’s McKenzie River. Today it is an icon of Oregon adventure. The first to run many of the big white water rivers of the West from top to bottom, charting major rapids, and building up the growing river guide community that provides safe recreation for all.

It is time that the story about the evolution of the McKenzie River Drift Boat is told in a professional documentary movie.   Research, script writing, and the collection of historical videos and photographs have been underway for the last year. We are now ready to edit the music, narration, video, and historic photographs to complete the project.  We need a total of $30,000 to finish this documentary. 

A supportive grant opportunity you can be a part of.

The McKenzie River Discovery Center is offering a matching grant opportunity.  They will donate a matching dollar for every dollar we raise to $15,000. So, each dollar you donate is worth two dollars to the completion of the Oregon’s Boat documentary.

Sponsorship availability

The movie will list any individual, foundation, or company that gives $5,000 or more as an official sponsor of the documentary.  Of course, everyone who donates is listed in the film’s credits, and no donation amount is too small.  Oregon’s Boat is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts are tax-deductible.

The link to a direct donation is

The link to the Oregon’s Boat website is

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