1951 Fite Memorial Trophy
Ocean City, New Jersey, May 30, 1951

Jennie Lee II, a 22-year-old Class I inboard runabout won the Ocean City, N. J., 43-mile marathon on Memorial Day to capture the John E. Fite Memorial Trophy. This 1929 Chris-Craft, owned and driven by Richard R. Lovett, Jr., led the starting field of 10 back to the finish line, chalking up an average speed of better than 50 m.p.h.

(Reprinted from Yachting, July 1951)

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