b'Grantfamily.Carolynand GeorgeDeshlerpurchased themarinain1990and transformedtheresidence intoalodgingfacility,the In the early 1920s, the Diamond Match Company ownedoldcookshackintoThe about200millionfeetofwhitepinetimber(prizedforWaterfrontRestaurant,the makingwoodenmatches)inthePriestRiverdrainage.floating log cabins that were During that time, logs were hauled by horses or floatedusedtohousetheloggers down flumes to the lake, collected in large booms and sentintocoveredslips,andthe down Priest River by the river pigs to the mills along thetruck repair facility into dry Pend Oreille River.Diamond Match built the first loggingboat storage.Why the name roads from Coolin to Cavanaugh Bay and on to Indian Creek.Blue Diamond Marina? Diamond Match made Blue Diamond brand So, log drives ended in 1949 and the floating log boomsmatches and the facility became a marina.gave way to hauling logs by truck to the mills.The photo atToday, nestled on the west side of Cavanaugh Bay, Blue Diamond the right shows the large maintenance complex Diamondoffers a remote, quiet atmosphere for the weekend boater.Visitors built at Cavanaugh Bay to service those trucks.(The longestmay experience a floating camping trip, skipper their own dinner buildingincenterleftisthesamelongbuildingasthecruise on one of the 25-foot pontoon party boats, or rent power modern photo below.) boats to cruise the lake in style.The deluxe accommodations at the Subsequentlythisloggingtruckrepaircenterwaswaters edge include free use of a canoe and a million-dollar view of turnedintoapiledrivingandmarinabusinessbythethe Selkirk Mountains.2020 marks The Deshlers 30th year on Priest Lake. Please join them July 25, 2020, for a weekend filled with water sports, family games, photobooth,musicandSaturdayBBQonthedecksomething for everyone-both days!Keep an eye out for Blue Diamonds 30th Celebration Specials each weekend throughout the summer. Stop by often and enjoy a walk on the promenade deck, inspect the clear span architecture in their 65-year old storage facility, have a glass of wine and stay for lunch or dinner, or just relax and take in the view while kicking back under the shade of an umbrella on their visitors deck. Youre sure to enjoy your visit to Blue Diamond. 208-443-2240,958 Blue Diamond Road, Coolin, Idaho 83821 www.bluediamondmarina.com or info@bluediamondmarina.com7'