This is a photo of the Gullywhumper, once used in the Mike Fink Keel Boats attraction. The attraction closed in 1997, but the keelboat wasn't removed from the Rivers of America until April of 2009. Years of neglect as a Rivers of America prop, led to extensive damage and rot. At the time of its removal, the once proud keelboat was resting on the river bottom - filled with water.
Capitalizing on the popularity of the Davy Crockett television series, Disneyland opened the Mike Fink Keel Boats attraction in December of 1955. When the attraction opened, the two boats used were actually props from the filming of the Davy Crockett series and features. Due to low capacity, Disneyland replaced those original keelboats with larger, three window replicas. For years the keelboats operated seasonally (summers and busy weekends) until an accident occurred on May 17, 1997. An overloaded keelboat capsized, leading Disneyland to permanently close the attraction.
Photo courtesy of Krissy's Playground.