1904 Racing Season Summary [Calkins]

A Synopsis of the 1904 Power Boat Racing Season

The Roster of Winners

BOAT OWNER DRIVER DESIGNER BUILDER LENGTH POWER
ADIOS S.H. Vandergrift       55.02' 108.16 hp
ALEXANDER            
ALLURE Alexander Stein         58.9 hp Craig
ARDIS R. M. Haddock         10.8 hp Buffalo
DOLPHIN G. A. Dien          
ESGEKA H. Kuhler          
EXPRESS George T. Wilson          
FIAT I Hollander & Tangeman C. H. Tangeman Henry R. Sutphen Electric Launch Co. 35' 35.12 hp Fiat
FIAT No.2 Hollander & Tangeman C. H. Tangeman     22.88' 37.15 hp Fiat
HATTIE            
JAPANSKY F. H. Waldorf H. W. Patterson, C. L. Mayor Charles L. Seabury Gas Engine & Power Co. 38' 11" 40.99 hp Speedway
LA RAPE'E III         26.18' 35 hp Panhard et Levasor
MERCEDES VI W. K. Vanderbilt Jr. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Robert Jacobs    
MISS SWIFT Robert Jacob         26.09 hp Buffalo
NADA C. A. Godshalk         3.03 hp Giant
NEON Nat Herreshoff Herreshoff Herreshoff Herreshoff    
NOKOMIS W. VanCleaf          
ONONTIO Harrison B. Moore Henry R. Sutphen, H. H. Rease, James A. Craig, Harrison B. Moore Henry J. Gielow Henry R. Sutphen 60' 175 hp Craig
QUEEN J. J. Amory          
QUEEN BESS R. H. Stearns         27.14 Standard
SAN TOY II W. H. Barrow          
SCOOTER A. J. McManus          
STANDARD C.C. & E. A. Riotte Riotte Brothers Lewis Nixon N. Whittlesey 58' 10" 110 hp Standard
SUIS MOIG M. Plympton          
TOO EASY Willis S. Kilmer Kilmer        
TREFLE-A-QUATRE Seyler Seyler     33' 60 hp Richard-Brasier
VINGT-et-UN II Smith & Mabley, Willis S. Kilmer aft July Edward Franquist C. M. Hamilton Clinton H. Crane Smith & Mabley 38' 9" 59.7 hp Simplex
X.P.D.N.C. Frank Croker Croker Nat Herreshoff Herreshoff 44' 47.6 hp Mercedes

 

 

Regatta Winners
Date Race Site Class Winner Avg. Speed (statute mph) 2nd 3rd
Apr. 5 150 Kilometer Monte Carlo 8 meter/7.5 liter Class LA RAPE'E III 20.671 Princess Elizabeth
200 Kilometer TREFLE-a-QUATRE 23.5
May 30 Manhasset Bay YC Reg Manhasset Bay NY 80' Class (R)  JAPANSKY 20.25
" 70' Class (S) FIAT No.2 18.347 Panhard
" Class A ALLURE 21.681
" Open Boats Class H MISS SWIFT 14.968
" Class I ARDIS 12.1 Flash Javelin
" Class C QUEEN BESS 9.864
" Class K NADA 10.481 999
June 11 Columbia YC Regatta New York City Class C & D QUEEN BESS 10.812 Regina Alert
" Class H, I, J SAN TOY II 11.876 Ardis
" Class K & L NADA 9.110
" Class Q & R STANDARD 21.778 Japansky
" Class S, T, U FIAT I 17.805 Shooting Star Hard Boiled Egg
Jun 23-25 APBA Gold Cup New York City Autoboats STANDARD 23.160 Water Lily Fiat I
Jun 27-28 Larchmont Gold Cup Larchmont Harbor NY Autoboats VINGT-et-UN II 19.743 Fiat III
July 2 American YC Regatta Milton Point NY Class C SUIS MOI 10.107 Queen Bess
July 4 Indian Harbor YC Reg Greenwich Ct Cabin Boats SUIS MOI 14.138 Queen Bess Allura
" Autoboats VINGT-et-UN II 15.519
" Open Launches SCOOTER 6.903 Lucia
July 9 Seawanhaka-Corinthian YC Reg Oyster Bay NY Class R VINGT-et-UN II 21.539
" Class H QUEEN 14.952
" Class C QUEEN BESS 9.530
July 16 Atlantic YC Regatta Sea Gate NY Class K NADA 9.662 Launch 1
" Class R VINGT-et-UN II 19.090
" Class B NOKOMIS 11.288
July 23 Manhasset Bay YC Reg Port Jefferson NY Class J ARDIS 12.081 Dolphin
" Class C EXPRESS 14.129 Suis Moi Midge
" Class H MISS SWIFT 15.048
July 31 Harmsworth Trophy Ryde, Isle of Wight International Launches TREFLE-a-QUATRE 21.742 Napier Minor Napier II
Aug 18 Naragansett Bay Regatta Newport RI Autoboats VINGT-et-UN II 25.640 Swift Sure Mercedes
" Small Launches NEON 15.941 Wayfarer
Aug 20 Astoria Regatta Astoria Or Gasoline Launches ALEXANDER Louisa
" Gasoline Launches HATTIE Helen
Aug 27 Frontenac MBRA Regatta Frontenac NY Autoboats ADIOS 19.970 Pricilla
Powerboat Handicap TOO EASY Pricilla
Sep 18 Knickerbocker YC Reg Port Washington NY Open Launches ESGEKA 8.241 Effie Dike
" Canopy Top Launches DOLPHIN 7.440 Brunhilde Allena
" Autoboats MERCEDES VI 22.057 Catch Me
Sep 22-24 APBA Gold Cup New York City Autoboats VINGT-et-UN II 24.900 Speedway Mercedes USA
Oct 29 Hudson River NYC-Poughkeepsie-NYC Autoboats X.P.D.N.C. 26.208 Vingt-et-Un II
Hudson River Mile New York City Autoboats ONONTIO 28.42

 

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