Leslie "Les" Parker borrowed $3,800 (a large sum at the time) from B.M. Behrends Bank in Juneau, Alaska on April 28th, 1945 to purchase the Ketchican "Doris". The Leroy Mining Company were co-makers of the loan.
Leslie had an agreement with the Leroy Mining Company that they would reimburse him $125 for each round trip from his Leroy gold mine operation in Johns Hopkins Inlet, Glacier Bay to Juneau and back. In addition the mining company would pay $4 an hour for towing equipment in the local area and $30 a day for routes closer-in.
The agreement allowed for Les to fish commercially in between the "as needed" trips. He then could use earnings from fishing the "Doris" as a means of income to pay off the loan balance.
The arrangement worked out satisfactory to all parties.