1910 Wilsonville Regatta
MOTOR BOATS RACE
With a score or more representative craft competing, the motor-boat races at Wilsonville yesterday proved a real success. The cruise of the Portland Motor Boat Club fleet to that city was one of the features that will long remain in the memory of the members of the club that participated. Almost all the Portland Motor Boat Club fleet had been on cruises as far as Oregon City before, but had never been through the Oregon City locks.
Wilsonville is 25 miles above Portland, on the Willamette River. Twenty-five motor boats were in the fleet, with Commodore C. W. Boost in command, assisted by vice-commodore George Kinnear. All the members of the Portland Motor Boat Club and their friends were loud in their praise of the hospitality shown them by the citizens of Wilsonville. The reception given them was one of the grandest ever enjoyed by the club members while on a cruise.
Five handsome silver cups were the trophies for which the races were held. All of the cups were won by members of the Portland Motor Boat Club fleet. The most handsome of the these cups was the trophy donated by the Farmers’ Bank of Wilsonville. The other cups were the W. S. Flynn cup, the Joe Michaels cup, and two cups donated by the citizens of Wilsonville.
The races were won by the following boats:
The judges were: W. S. Flynn and J. H. Thornton, of Wilsonville, and Commodore C. W. Boost and Vice-Commodore George Kinnear, of the Portland Motor Boat Club. The timers were L. Meyers and H. L. Scarth, of Portland. The fleet left Wilsonville at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and arrived at Portland about 8 P.M.
(Transcribed from the Morning Oregonian, May 2, 1910, p. 17.)
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Portland Motor Boat Club Picnic and Race
Practically opening the season on the Willamette, a fleet of Portland Motor Boat Club craft cruised from Portland up the river as far as Wilsonville last month and held a series of five races. Between races they picniced and had a general good time.
Wilsonvilleites took a keen interest in the cruise and offered a number of fine trophies. The donors were W. S. Flynn, of the Farmer’s Bank; J. C. Nichols and other citizens.
As a result of the cruise, five silver cups were brought back to Portland with Wolf II, as usual, in the lead of winners.
Following are the results of the races:
Class A, free-for-all, 9 miles—Wolff II, owned by Wolff, first; Red Arrow, owned by Joe Michaels, second.
Class B, speedboats, 9 miles—Red Arrow, Joe Michaels, first; Neptune, owned by H. Eberhart, second; Hyak, owned by Curtis Boat Company, third.
Class C, pleasure boats, 6 miles—Augusta, owned by Troeger Bros., first; Who Cares, J. H. Roakes, second.
Class D, cruisers, 6 miles—Kittie II, owned by C. E. Mathiot, first; Sunbeam, Will Roberts, second.
The judges were: W. S. Flynn and J. H. Thornton, of Wilsonville, and Commodore C. W. Boost and Vice-Commodore George Kinnear, of the local club. The timers were L. Meyers and H. L. Scarth of Portland.
(Transcribed from Western Yacht and Launchman, May 15, 1910, p. 12.)
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