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This 14-foot Mullins "Get There" duck boat was made in the 1890s by a boat builder who vowed to build an unsinkable boat out of sheet metal.

Vintage duck hunting boats are centerpiece of new museum exhibit

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A unique collection of vintage duck hunting boats is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria.


The duck boats are from private collections around the upper Midwest and represent both factory-produced and one of a kind hunting watercraft.

The exhibit's highlight is a unique piece of local history - a duck boat used in the late 1800s by market hunter Sam Fertig.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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