1906 Seattle Mid-Winter Regatta

Power Boats To Race Tomorrow

Midwinter Regatta of Seattle Club Promises to be Big Success

Many Craft Are Entered

Commodore Faben Issues Orders for Guidance of Those Entered

Seattle's first midwinter regatta will begin tomorrow afternoon promptly at 1 o'clock on Lake Washington, and there is every promise that it will be a success in its every feature. The Seattle Power Boat Club, under whose direction it is to be held, has given weeks of earnest effort to the event and Commodore Vince Faben yesterday pronounced all in readiness.

Thirty-eight power boats in all have entered for the different events on the card, including the three fast motor boats, the Tilacum, Union and Siwash. These last three will make a special race of it, beginning promptly at 2 o'clock.

Judges of the course in all of the events will be Judge Mitchell Gilliam, John Schram, H. C. Henry, J. Ballet, and A. M. Brookes. M. J. Johnson will officiate as starter.

Following are Commodore Faben's orders for the guidance of those entered:

"All those entered any of the events should call at the Leschi boat
house this afternoon for their numbers.
"Races begin promptly at 1 o'clock.
"Signals--The signal to approach the starting line will be a flag held aloft by the starter. The flag will drop as the boats pass the starting line. If the flag remains aloft it is a signal to return for a fresh start. Do not start until the flag drops.
"Judges and outer stake boats carry blue flags. Committee boat carries white flag."

Following is the card for the regatta:

No. Name Length Beam H. P. Engine Owner
Race No. 1--One Mile and Return--1 P.M. Sharp
1 Myna 16 4-4 1 1/2 Racine C. E. Plympton
4 Gander 16 4-6 1 1/2 Termmat & Monahan H. B. Perine
5 Ion 16 5-6 1 1/2 Novelty William Price
6 Lovers Jr. 16 4-8 2 Racine Louise Rolfe
7 Tadpole 16 4-4 1 1/2 Racine C. B. Beeson
8 Defender Jr. 16 4 1 1/2   Herman Fowler
9   16   2 Naphtha H. C. Bromley
Race No. 2--One Mile and Return
12   16 3 2 Cushman Arthur Malloy
18 Dix 16 4-4 4 Cushman E. P. Coleman
Race No. 3--One Mile and Return
21 Frolic 23 5-4 7 Cushman O. C. Stark
22 Keewatis 22 5-6 7 Cushman H. A. Hunt
23 Damit 23 5 3 1/2 Truscot G. E. Budlong
24 Lakewood 25 6 6 Racine C. O. Larned
25 Notion 22 5-8 4 1/2 Lathrop Louis Birch
Race No. 4--One Mile and Return
30 Mermaid 22 4-8 4 Barber Cox
35 Alice Lovell 22 5-8 3 White John W. Sapp
36 Idle Hour 21 5-4 4 Racine H. A. Chadwick
39 Margery 21 5-4 4 Racine L. E. Capps
41 Marguerite 21 5-8 4 Racine C. L. Palmer
Race No. 5--Two Miles and Return
46 Juanita 30 6-9 6 N & S N. W. Bolster
47 Simplex 28 7-6 6 Simplex Harvey Adair
48 Thistle 29-8 7 6 1/2 Lathrop A. M. Franklin
52 Mable S. 31 6-6 6 N & S W. H. Seaborn
Race No. 6--Two Miles and Return
54 Don Cella 31 6 10 Buffalo Fred Lincoln
55 Latona 25 6-6 10 Buffalo C. W. Barrett
57 Pearson 25 6 10 Buffalo H. P. Strickland
58   22 3-6 12 Michigan  
Race No. 7--Straight Away 3 Nautical Miles
59 Dorothy 45 8 12 N & S Jacob E. Johnson
60 Idlewild 35 7-4 8 1/2 Lathrop J. F. Thorne
65 Lotto 32 6-8 10 Moliter DeGrass Shertzer Brothers
66 Zita 35 7-6 12 Barber J. N. Starbird
Race No. 8--Straight Away 3 Nautical Miles
10 May 34 5 12 Evantrude C. R. Adams
11 Maid Marion 31 7 14 Cushman F. A. Churchill
Special Auto Boat Race Starts at 2 P. M. Sharp
67 Union 40 5-3 33-45 Union James Campbell
68 Siwash 35 5 50-60 Puget Sound Iron & Steel Company C. W. Wiley
69 Wind Splitter 40 4 30-35 Ederer Otis Cutting
70 Tilacum 40 5-6 68 P. S. I. & S. Co. J. L. Roberts

 

(Transcribed from Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 31, 1905, p. 3. )

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