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Motorboat Race
Description: Reverse reads: "Motor boat race." This is a photo of a motor boat race most likely on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio. There are four boats neck and neck and a very large crowd watching from the shore. There is also a Queen City Yacht Club boat docked on the side of the river with people gathered on and around the boat. Motorboat racing was first acknowledged as a sport in 1904 when a race took place from England to France. In the United States, the American Power Boat Association was formed during the same time. The sport gained popularity over the next few years in the United States, with 10 races being scheduled during the 1917 season. Growth of the sport slowed down during World War I and World War II but began to grow again rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F01_037_001
Subjects: Motorboat racing--Pictorial works; Ohio River--History; Motorboats; Cincinnati--Clubs; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project.
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)