This slideshow shows a bit of the drama surrounding a cargo boat caught at the Picket Fence.

My understanding is that this oresman had been through Blossom Bar dozens of times and that this time some little thing happened that caused the raft to be trapped on the rock.

One raft from the same party stayed around to assist as possible.  Court Boice, the owner (then) of Paradise Lodge brought the lodge boat up to assist.

In the end the cargo boat stayed locked to the rock.  Anything that would float was floated down stream and retrieved at the bottom of Blossom Bar.

And the oresman jumped into the Rogue River and then climbed into the raft that had been assisting.

All in all a fortunate accident.