Guide service gives back the river to the wounded, disabled


July 26, 2016

GERRIT SCHAFFER of Sweet Home, in back, rows into the South Santiam River with Greg Goodell, left, and Todd Logan.

Gerritt Schaffer’s legs don’t function correctly, but that didn’t stop him from joining an old friend for some drift boat fishing on the South Santiam River earlier this month.

Former Sweet Home resident Todd Logan returned just to take Schaffer fishing a couple of weeks ago. He and Greg Goodell of Shady Cove helped load Schaffer onto their Willie Boat and handed Schaffer the oars.

Logan’s and Goodell’s guide service, Adaptive Excursions, is aimed at getting people with disabilities, particularly veterans, onto the rivers for fishing, bird watching or just to enjoy the scenery....

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