Gertrude - Small rowboat seen on the
rural sitcom THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW/CBS/1960-68. Gertrude was the
property of Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), who lived in the
town of Mayberry, North Carolina. He kept Gertrude along the side
of Meyer's Lake for fishing trips. The boat is also seen in the
program's opening sequence.
On episode No. 2 "The Manhunt" an
escaped convict steals Sheriff Taylor boat and tries to row across
Meyer's lake to escape the police. The convict learned about the
boat from Andy who intentionally let slip the boat's location. Of
course, within a few feet from the shore the boat began to leak
and the police apprehended the drenched convict soon after.
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