Amazing

Among the watercraft on the lake last Friday was a homemade tug boat, built by John Cameron of Red Deer.

Homemade tug boat

Homemade tug boat

Among the watercraft on the lake last Friday was a homemade tug boat, built by John Cameron of Red Deer. When travelling across the lake front he certainly gets some second glances.

Sylvan Lake News reporter Aleisha Bosch wrote a story about the boat last summer and it appears in our Discover Sylvan Lake 2013 magazine. “Some people just can’t believe there’s such a thing,” Cameron is quoted. “People come up in big powerboats and want to take a picture.”

He started building the boat in December 2010 and first put it into the water in Sylvan Lake July 13, 2012. The boat is powered by an electric golf cart motor which he charges every night in his garage. Fully charged he said the battery lasts about eight hours.