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    1929 Steamboat Race. Showed up on my Youtube suggested video list.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SCvDRamda0

    And now this one. Lots and lots of steamboats.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBPtBlFI2mA

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    *RE: 1929 Steamboat Race Film*
    Morning, steamboating colleagues:
    Thanks, Ron, for posting the above film footage of the 1929 steamboat race. Great views and the producer did a nice job with comments along with actual sound. Sobering commentary mentioning all was over within a few years after 1929, dark descending cloud of the Great Depression. Hard to believe that up until not too many years ago a surviving few from those early races still were around attending S&D meetings in Marietta, Ohio. Fred Way eloquently tells the whole story in his book LOG OF THE BETSY ANN from beginning to end.

    R. Dale Flick summer from the northern shores of mighty Lake Michigan.

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