1906 Seattle Mid-Winter Regatta
Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington, January 1, 1906


POWER BOATS TO RACE TOMORROW

Midwinter Regatta of Seattle Club Promises to be Big Success

Many Craft Are Entered

Commodore Faben Issues Orders for Guidance of Those Entered

Power Boats to Race Tomorrow
Tilacum Wins Big Motor Race

Tilacum Queen of Lake

Powerboat Race at Seattle

Tilacum All Ready for Today's Contest

Tilacum Again Beats the Union

Seattle's first midwinter regatta will begin tomorrow afternoon promptly at 1 o'clock on Lake Washington, and there is every promise that it will be a success in its every feature. The Seattle Power Boat Club, under whose direction it is to be held, has given weeks of earnest effort to the event and Commodore Vince Faben yesterday pronounced all in readiness.

Thirty-eight power boats in all have entered for the different events on the card, including the three fast motor boats, the Tilacum, Union and Siwash. These last three will make a special race of it, beginning promptly at 2 o'clock.

Judges of the course in all of the events will be Judge Mitchell Gilliam, John Schram, H. C. Henry, J. Ballet, and A. M. Brookes. M. J. Johnson will officiate as starter.

Following are Commodore Faben's orders for the guidance of those entered:

"All those entered any of the events should call at the Leschi boat house this afternoon for their numbers.

"Races begin promptly at 1 o'clock.

"Signals--The signal to approach the starting line will be a flag held aloft by the starter. The flag will drop as the boats pass the starting line. If the flag remains aloft it is a signal to return for a fresh start. Do not start until the flag drops.

"Judges and outer stake boats carry blue flags. Committee boat carries white flag."

Following is the card for the regatta:

No.

Name

Length

Beam

H. P.

Engine

Owner

Race No. 1--One Mile and Return--1 P.M. Sharp

1

Myna

16

4-4

1 1/2

Racine

C. E. Plympton

4

Gander

16

4-6

1 1/2

Termmat & Monahan

H. B. Perine

5

Ion

16

5-6

1 1/2

Novelty

William Price

6

Lovers Jr.

16

4-8

2

Racine

Louise Rolfe

7

Tadpole

16

4-4

1 1/2

Racine

C. B. Beeson

8

Defender Jr.

16

4

1 1/2

 

Herman Fowler

9

 

16

 

2

Naphtha

H. C. Bromley

Race No. 2--One Mile and Return

12

 

16

3

2

Cushman

Arthur Malloy

18

Dix

16

4-4

4

Cushman

E. P. Coleman

Race No. 3--One Mile and Return

21

Frolic

23

5-4

7

Cushman

O. C. Stark

22

Keewatis

22

5-6

7

Cushman

H. A. Hunt

23

Damit

23

5

3 1/2

Truscot

G. E. Budlong

24

Lakewood

25

6

6

Racine

C. O. Larned

25

Notion

22

5-8

4 1/2

Lathrop

Louis Birch

Race No. 4--One Mile and Return

30

Mermaid

22

4-8

4

Barber

Cox

35

Alice Lovell

22

5-8

3

White

John W. Sapp

36

Idle Hour

21

5-4

4

Racine

H. A. Chadwick

39

Margery

21

5-4

4

Racine

L. E. Capps

41

Marguerite

21

5-8

4

Racine

C. L. Palmer

Race No. 5--Two Miles and Return

46

Juanita

30

6-9

6

N & S

N. W. Bolster

47

Simplex

28

7-6

6

Simplex

Harvey Adair

48

Thistle

29-8

7

6 1/2

Lathrop

A. M. Franklin

52

Mable S.

31

6-6

6

N & S

W. H. Seaborn

Race No. 6--Two Miles and Return

54

Don Cella

31

6

10

Buffalo

Fred Lincoln

55

Latona

25

6-6

10

Buffalo

C. W. Barrett

57

Pearson

25

6

10

Buffalo

H. P. Strickland

58

 

22

3-6

12

Michigan

 

Race No. 7--Straight Away 3 Nautical Miles

59

Dorothy

45

8

12

N & S

Jacob E. Johnson

60

Idlewild

35

7-4

8 1/2

Lathrop

J. F. Thorne

65

Lotto

32

6-8

10

Moliter DeGrass

Shertzer Brothers

66

Zita

35

7-6

12

Barber

J. N. Starbird

Race No. 8--Straight Away 3 Nautical Miles

10

May

34

5

12

Evantrude

C. R. Adams

11

Maid Marion

31

7

14

Cushman

F. A. Churchill

Special Auto Boat Race Starts at 2 P. M. Sharp

67

Union

40

5-3

33-45

Union

James Campbell

68

Siwash

35

5

50-60

Puget Sound Iron & Steel Company

C. W. Wiley

69

Wind Splitter

40

4

30-35

Ederer

Otis Cutting

70

Tilacum

40

5-6

68

P. S. I. & S. Co.

J. L. Roberts

(Transcribed from Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 31, 1905, p. 3. )

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


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