There will Always be a Mackinac Race: A History of the Races for the Mackinac Cup. Donald Fry Prather, Compiler.
There will Always be a Mackinac Race: A History of the Races for the Mackinac Cup

There will Always be a Mackinac Race: A History of the Races for the Mackinac Cup

Chicago: D F Keller & Company, 1925. First edition. Black and white photographs, endpaper maps. Hardcover, quarto, 218 pages. Very good. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped upper board title, endpaper maps. Slight rubs to extremities. Gilt has darkened on upper board.

The story of the Chicago Yacht Club's great annual sailing contest. This race was first sailed in 1898 and then regularly scheduled in 1904. The course runs 330 miles from Chicago to Mackinac Island, through often stormy weather on Lake Michigan.

Prior ownership signature of Henry H. Shufeldt on preliminary blank. Shufeldt was a navigation expert and major contributor to Dutton's "Navigation and Piloting."

The book contains logs, accounts, and other data from the 1898 and the 1904-1924 races. Well illustrated. See MORRIS & HOWLAND p. 111; TOY #1656.


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