1908 Portland Labor Day Races

Motor Boat Races Today

Willamette Club Has Good Events Planned This Afternoon

The Willamette Motor Boat Club will hold its annual Labor Day races today at the clubhouse at the foot of Ellsworth street, at 2 o'clock. The first event will be a handicap for boats with a speed of under 10 miles an hour. The start will be south of the rowing club, and the race about three and one-half miles, around the draw west of Morrison-street bridge, and back to the clubhouse. Among the entries are Silver Heels, the May, the Lonesome, Sunny Jim, the Judge and the Alita.

The second race is for boats of 17 miles per hour, and is a scratch event. The course extends 100 yards north of the Steel bridge and return to the clubhouse, a distance of four miles. Entries are: the Comet, the Rochester, the Mercury and the Kittie.

The third race is a free-for-all handicap, and will be run over the same course as race No. 2.

(Transcribed from the Morning Oregonian, Sep. 7, 1908, p. 8.)

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