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Cram's Speed Boats
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The first speed boat to carry passengers out of Alton Bay began operating around 1930. They are as follows;
1.-Yankee Flyer - 1930 - 30 foot Dodge, 350 HP.
2.-Minute Man - Dr. Webster - 1932, 26 foot Hackercraft, 175 HP.
3.- Legionnaire - and Legionnaire Special - Fred and Lester Downing - 1934, 28 foot Garwood, 150 HP, and 26 foot Chris Craft, 225 HP.
The Legionaire 70 arrived in 1940. 36 foot long by 8' 7". averaged 70 mph. Gas consumption 100 gallons per hour.
Note the sea plane out in the bay.
History of the Winnipesaukee Power Boat Association ....
http://216.110.172.81/Racing%20Histo...ly%20Years.htm
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Rattlesnake Gal

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Thu September 30, 2004 1:53pm

Thanks! They sure can hold a lot of people.
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Rattlesnake Gal

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Thu September 30, 2004 2:06pm

Great History. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Do we know where the gold cup is now?
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JacksonB

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Fri October 1, 2004 5:00pm

Great postcard. You can see the sign for the Yankee Flyer and Minute Man in the following postcard on the far side of the bridge. The dock was directly across from Downings.

http://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopo...4AB_05-med.jpg
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