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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by reedbanjo View Post
I was reading about the history of tether boats in the Washington, D.C. area and found the name of the man who built the first one in 1930. He was Elmer Luke of Washington, D.C. It said that in 1935 he sold "WASP" to another boat enthusiast who lived in Georgetown. In his abandoned house I found the WASP in complete original condition. Are there any more surviving 1930s tether boats ? I've also found the only surviving "POND YACHT" that I am aware of from the Reflecting Pool. These 50-inch hull sailboats preceeded the tether boats and were sailed from 1918 to @ 1935.
Post Photos!! Please! I am going to assume that you are going to take steps to preserve these wonderful artifacts of our history.
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