2006 International Tug boat Race this Saturday
My friend and fellow bouler, Captain Wade Streeter, mentioned to us at last Saturday’s petanque games about the International Tug Boat race happening this Saturday (June 24) along the Detroit river. I have never heard of it, and it sounds like great fun. 20-30 of these powerful working boats vie for the prize for speediest tug, and fastest by engine class.
Starting at 1:00 pm at the Ambassador Bridge, they make their way to the finish-line near Windsor’s Dieppe Park. 2,000 horsepower… think about it, makes those sports car engines on the Dream Cruise look like rubberband toys…
Wade captains the MAGNETIC, and since we’ll be playing petanque that Saturday along the river (at the GM Promenade) he’ll pass close by and sound a friendly toot-toot to the members. Good Luck Captain Streeter!
(photos from Boatnerd – thanks!)