Early Ice Boats


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reprinted from "A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing" by Dixon Kemp

Fascinating pastimes like yacht and boat sailing ought to sink into insignificance when compared with the fascinations of ice yachting, if speed alone be the cause of excitement. It is, however, difficult for a Briton to realise the extraordinary enthusiasm ice-boat racing or sailing gives rise to in Canada, the United States, and  some parts of Europe. The mere idea of being conveyed through the air in a boat at a rate equal to the speed of the fastest express train repels rather than fascinates; however, those who have experienced the extraordinary velocity of an ice yacht say that when the first dread of the lightning-like flight is overcome, the longing for the fast travelling of an ice yacht becomes quite a fascination.

40 pages, 2 plate(s)


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