Bathtub Voyage Facts

The Kohler cast iron bathtub known as “Vic’s Folly” is 53 inches long ( 4 feet-5 inches), 30 inches (2 feet-6 inches) wide and 22.5 inches deep. The bath tub is a 1914 “Marquis” Porcelain Enameled Iron Flat Bottom model weighing approximately 330 pounds (150 kilograms).

The whole watercraft raft with steel frame and barrels measured approximately 5 feet, six inches long and 5 feet wide and was powered by a Chrysler 20 horsepower outboard engine.

On the August 24, 1969 voyage, the “Vic’s Folly” bathtub watercraft carried 30 gallons (114 liters) of gasoline weighing approximately 190 pounds (86 Kilograms) when it left Ludington, Michigan outbound for Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The gasoline left in the total of 5 six gallon cans, when measured at Manitowoc, was approximately 1 pint (1/8 of a gallon) or 0.473 liters.

Concerning the $5.00 bet in 1969;
$5.00 in 1969 is worth approximately $34.66 in 2019.

Concerning the $500.00 prize for winning the “To Tell The Truth” game show in 1969:
$500.00 in 1969 would be worth approximately $3,466.00 in 2019.