Hydroplane Sets New World's Records
This 20-ft. hydroplane, the Miss Minneapolis, created a sensation in the Gold Challenge Cup race in Detroit a few weeks ago by traveling at such speed that it broke more than one world's record for crafts of its class, thus winning the cup. One of these was the mile trial record, the mile being covered six times at an average speed of 1 min. 7 3/5 sec., which is at the rate of 53.25 knots, or 61.24 miles an hour. Another record was broken when it covered one five-mile lap (nautical miles) in 6 min. l1 sec., which is at the rate of 55.8 statute miles an hour.
(Reprinted from Popular Mechanics, December 1916, p.841
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