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    Default Kay Harrison collection

    A few years ago I received a collection of racing history compiled by Kay Harrison. Kay originally gave the collection to Tim Chance and Tim has passed them on to me. The unfortunate part of this story is that some the items in these binders have been damaged by a flood and are unsalvageable. Some of you may have seem them as they were at one of the early DePue reunions.
    Its time to dig into the binders and post what is still able to be posted. There are early pictures , the history behind some races and even race results. When I start posting, they will be here on the BoatRacingFacts website as I feel this is the best platform to post them to. I hope you enjoy the posts.
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    Looking forward to the posts. Interesting number on that boat. The first boat we acquired (not bought, but traded for) was a Neal D hydroplane, a boat raced in the late 50s by Dan Futrell. It came with the existing number, which was: Lo-113. When we showed up to race, people told us they didn't uses numbers like that anymore. Not sure what the "o" signified. Someone suggested the L was for District 9, and the "o" for Louisiana.

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    Just a guess here . under APBA the S was used by racers from Ohio , any chance it was another way to identify what state the boat was from???

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    Default 1932 Intercollegiate Regatta

    There was a time when college racing was a big thing, but it has long since gone away. Here is a saved program by Millie Harrison from a 1932 race at the Queen City Yacht Club in Cincinatti.

    I will preface all the posts in this thread by saying it has become difficult to post pictures in exact order. I apologize for this, but the owners of the site have investigated this issue and there is no resolve for it. I do encourage people to reply to these posts if you have information regarding any of these posts.
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    On post number 4 on the blue poster for Regatta on june 18-19 is a contestant Mabel on an orange ribbon. Millie's wife was Mabel so I'm sure that's her. That is so cool. Racing against you're future wife.



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    Default The Mx-237 Invitational Championships set 1

    These documents were included in the Kay Harrison collection. Kay took part in this race.
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    Default The Mx-237 Invitational Championships set 2

    2nd set of documents
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    Default The Mx-237 Invitational Championships set 4

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