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August 2017 Bar Bulletin

by Karen Sutherland

August means it’s time for the Seafair hydroplane races. Everyone who has spent a summer in Seattle probably knows about the races on Lake Washington, but did you know there used to be hydroplane races on Green Lake?

A quick visit to historylink.org reveals that the hydroplane races started on Green Lake in 1929 and ended in 1984 after a snow leopard cub died at the Woodland Park Zoo, which was attributed to its mother paying more attention to the noise than to her cubs. I don’t have the ears of a snow leopard, but even I could hear the hydros from my apartment in...

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