The newspaper photo at right shows the Roosevelt as it travels along the ship canal followed by the other vessels. An early plane built by Bill Boeing is seen passing overhead to the delight and amazement of the crowds lining the grounds on either side of the canal.
Where are they now?With the centennial of the Locks coming up in 2017, the Friends of the Ballard Locks is seeking information on the whereabouts or history of the boats taking part in that ship canal dedication parade in 1917.
|photo from Bainbridge Island Historical Museum|
The Honey Boy in its early days on left. The currently named Keewaydin, as it appears around Lake Union today below.
|photo provided by owners Todd and Megan|
|The Glorybe is still around and has been lovingly restored. photo from classicyacht.org|
|List of Queen City Yacht Club participants in the 1917 celebrations.|
Find a list of known boats below the fold.list of known boats participating on July 4, 1917
|Alfa||Alice||Alice B||Anna J|
|Anne II (or Anne H)||Annie S||Arrow||Auklet|
|Dick||Dolphin||Dora H||E. J.|
|Eagle||Edith H (or II)||Eleanor||Elme|
|Glorybe||Golden Gate||Golden West||Gony|
|Grayling||Gypsy Girl||Happy Days||Harriet H|
|Huidamar (or Huldamar)|
|Lady May||Lucy D.||Lydia||Mas-Kee|
|Nix (Trix sp?)||No Name||Orcas||Peggy|
|Rhoda Grace||Rikka R||Roald||Roosevelt|
|Rosita||Roy S.||Sand Piper||Sanwan|