1908 Oshkosh Power Boat Club Race

The annual race for the Fahrney Trophy, which was held August 8, 1908, resulted this year in a slight fluke, due to the course being inaccurately measured. The committee discovered the error after the start and endeavored to correct the mistake by handing special instructions to the contestants on the last round, but only one of the five starters properly completed the course. The boats were sent off on their handicaps.

The Fahrney Trophy was raced for first in 1906, and has come to be considered as one of the most important trophies for long-distance racing on the Northwestern inland lakes. Owing to the fact that all the boats but Pioneer, equipped with a 40-h.p. Termaat & Monahan engine, dropped out or failed to comply with the instructions, she was declared the winner; but in justice to the craft it might be mentioned that her showing was excellent throughout.

SUMMARY
Distance: 100 miles

Boat

Owner

Engine

Start

Finish

Miles

Henrietta

J. J. Steiger

Doman

7.50 a.m.

Did not finish

83.3

Gretina

C. Roewenkamp

Doman

7.38 a.m.

Did not finish

83.3

Pioneer

W. N. & J. H. Kreuger

Termaat & Monahan

9.04 a.m.

7.03.26

100.0

Aderyn

W. L. Davis

Sterling

Did not start

   

Badger Queen

P. H. Sawyer

Doman

9.16 a.m.

Did not finish

83.3

(Transcribed from The Rudder, Sep. 1908. p. 164.)

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


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