30th Annual Tug Race

It was a great day for a tugboat race! Today was the 30th annual International Tugboat Race in the Detroit River. I rode aboard the Magnetic, a working tug from 1924. The tug was one of the smaller boats there, so we really rocked back and forth in the wake of the other larger tugs. It was a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, to say the least! Several times the waves rolled right over the stern of the boat, soaking the shoes of everyone who was standing at the back of the boat.

Thanks to everyone who cheered us on from the sidelines! The Magnetic didn’t win any awards this year, but there’s always next year….

1 Comment so far

  1. Jeff Widen (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 6:32 am

    Thanks for stopping by the petanque grounds on Saturday Captain Streeter!

    It was cetainly an ear-opening treat when you pulled the MAGNETIC right up to the riverwalk and tooted that horn!

    You guys looked like you were having quite the time!

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