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PORTLAND IS 1 MILLIONTH PASSENGER

By Valliant Corley

Pilot staff writer

GOLD BEACH – Denise Lamie of Portland was recognized as the 1 millionth passenger of Jerry's Jet Boats as she prepared to board for the afternoon trip up the Rogue River July 4 afternoon.

Police Chief Russ Merkley led a parade of his patrol car and two fire trucks with sirens blasting and Merkley calling Lamie's name over his car's speaker system.

"I just got engaged last night," Lamie said, thinking the display was set up to announce her engagement to Kyle Shorter, also of Portland.

Jerry's Manager Jeff Ferguson presented her a gift package with an estimated value of $2,000 as the millionth passenger, which comes as Jerry's celebrates its fifth anniversary as the first jet boat tour company in America.

The prizes included a lifetime VIP jet boat pass, lodging and meals at Paradise Inn at the end of Jerry's 52-mile trip up the Rogue, lodging and meals in Gold Beach, a refund of her tickets for Friday's boat ride and meals for two at the boat's dinner stop in Agness.

"It will be wonderful," Lamie said.

Would she consider coming back to use the trip and lodging up the Rogue for her honeymoon?

"Yeah," Lamie said. "Maybe."

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