1907 Miami Regatta
Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, February 5-8, 1907


Motor Boat Races End

Illumination Closes Regatta at Miami -- Contest to Nassau Starts Tuesday

Dixie Arrives at Miami
The Miami Regatta (The Motor Boat)
The Miami Regatta (The Rudder)
Fast Time By Dixie
Dixie's Record Try Fails
Simplex VIII Beats Dixie
Motor Boat Races End

MIAMI, Fla., Feb, 9 -- The illumination and fireworks marking the end of the Miami power-boat regatta were held to-night, and the scene was one of the most magnificent ever witnessed at Miami. Several Northern visitors who have been following the motorboat races down the Florida East Coast started home to-day, but the majority are still here, waiting for the race from Miami to Nassau, scheduled to start on Tuesday. The convoy, the gunboat Scorpion, which was forced by the storm to put in at Nassau, is due here to-morrow.

It was announced to-day that Commodore J. H. Allen of the Halifax River Yacht Club had bought the Secret, the motor boat from Bay City, Mich., and which has had an almost unbroken chapter of troubles since coming South. Mr. Allen only bought the boat, and not the engine, which seems to be faulty. He thinks the design of the boat is nearly perfect, and after putting in a new engine, will race her later in the season.

It was decided to-day that Commodore Allen's long-distance trophy, which was to have been raced for by the power boats from Miami to Daytona, will not be contested for until next year.

(Transcribed from the New York Times, Feb. 10, 1907, p. 11. )

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


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