The Old Doc’ Buggy

Posted by on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:51 am

In the mid 60’s Ignace Airways purchased a new 1965 Ford Econoline pickup truck.  Soon after it was aquired, it had a closeup encounter with a moose on the highway.  Rather than scrap a still good vehicle that happend to have some front end damage, the truck cab was cut off and the interior was removed.  The truck was now a dock buggy; a perfect vehicle for carrying a truck size load of fishing gear yet short enough to get under the aircraft wings on the dock.  Originally it was painted blue.  It was yellow when we arrived in 1985.  In 1987 it we had it repainted and fancied up a bit with some “nice” graphics.  It served us well for many years finally retiring in the 90’s.