1906 Hudson River Water Carnival
Hudson River, New York, September 10-15, 1906


Motor Boats In Six Races
Dixie
Wins Second Cup in Fast Time -- Skedaddle a Victor

Real Motor Boat Records Possible at Last to Secure Authentic Standards for America

Motor Boats to Race for Records and Cups

More Boats in Long Run

Fast Motor Boat Afire at End of Run

Motor Boats in Six Races

Two Drown in Hudson

Dixie Leads Motor Boats

Motor Boats Divide Prizes

Motor Boat Races on the Hudson

The Carnival

Motor Boat Ratings Needs Radical Change

Motor Boat Club of America Week

The Reliability Trials

Long-Distance Race to Poughkeepsie and Return

Carnival of the M.B.C. of America

The National Carnival

Editorials

Six races were run yesterday afternoon between thunderstorms in the series of contests held this week by the Motor Boat Club of America. The events were started from the clubhouse at the foot of West 112th Street and the Hudson River, and despite the inclement weather, attracted the largest crowd of the week. The burning of H. L. Bowden's Mercedes U.S.A., just as it was finishing one of the speed events was the sensation of the day, but few of the spectators saw it.

E. J. Schroeder's 152 horse power Dixie, which won the free-for-all championship the previous day, scored another triumph by winning the high speed contest for boats 39.37 feet and under, finishing the 30 nautical mile course in the excellent time of 1:22:00.

Summary:

Cruising boats--Over 40 and under 60 feet. Course: 16 nautical miles

Boat

Start

Finish

Handicap

Time

Cor'd Time

Sheboygan

3:25

4:34:00

-

1:09:00

1:09:00

Torpido

3:25

5:15:59

19:25

1:40:59

1:21:34

Cruising boats--Over 30 and under 40 feet. Course: 16 nautical miles

Tuna

3:30

1:53:33

1:23:33

1:23:33

Anona

3:30

5:06:00

1:36:00

 
Baby Daly

3:30

5:07:09

5:37:09

 

Open launches. Course: 16 nautical miles

Magneto

3:35

4:40:56

1:05:56

1:05:56

Ino

3:35

did not finish

   

High-speed boats--39.37 feet and under. Course: 30 3/4 nautical miles

   

round 1

round 2

round 3

Time

Dixie

3:50

29:06

26:09

26:54

1:22:09

Vesuvius

3:50

36:27

39:48

did not finish

 
Irene

3:50

31:19

broke down

   

High-speed boats--40 feet and over. Course: 30 3/4 nautical miles

Skedaddle

3:45

34:29

26:43

26:37

1:27:49

XPDNC

3:45

56:43

29:36

did not finish

 
Elco

3:45

49:33

41:34

did not finish

 

High-speed boats--33 feet and under. Course: 30 3/4 nautical miles

Sparrow

3:40

41:59

35:07

34:47

1:54:53

Yvonne

3:40

50:00

43:22

44:23

2:13:45

Colonia

3:40

50:24

46:52

46:22

2:23:38

Mercedes U.S.A.

3:40

53:27

33:05

did not finish

 
White Fox

3:40

1:00:43

50:51

did not finish

 
Durno

3:40

1:01:03

47:03

did not finish

 
Blue Peter

3:40

1:13:33

45:18

did not finish

 
Josephine

3:40

43:09

did not finish

   
Split the Wind

3:40

1:26:03

did not finish

   

(Transcribed from the New York Times, Sep. 14, 1906. )

[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page. —LF]


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