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April 2022

Speed: Hydroplane Racing on the Connecticut River, 1900-1940

April 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Speed: Hydroplane Racing on the Connecticut River, covers the era of speed racing on the Connecticut River during the first forty years of the Twentieth Century, before America's entry into World War II. Technological innovation, hydroplane design and manufacture, women racers in a male-dominated sport, and all of the people involved in this sport; sponsors, designers, and racers are showcased. The exhibit includes photographs, trophies, memorabilia, vintage outboard racing motors, 1930s race newsreels, and several vintage hydroplanes. A small child-sized…

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