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July 1, 2016

Seafair hydroplane races and air show

Seafair hydroplane races and air show

Summer in Seattle is Seafair. One popular event at Seafair is the hydroplane race. It is called the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup. The people in the picture are in their own boats. They are tied up at a log boom in Lake Washington. They are watching the hydroplanes race by. Hydroplanes are among the fastest motorboats in the world. The jet engines in these power boats can cause them to go 200 miles per hour on the straight part of the race course. Thousands of people will gather on August 7 at Genesee Park. They will watch the finals in the hydroplane races and have a good time.

Photographer: Marcus Yam/The Seattle Times

Published July 2016

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