Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Model Yacht Regatta -- June 27, 2012

With the America's Cup race coming, many people are talking about yacht racing.  I used to like to go see the model boats at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park.  The San Francisco Model Yacht Club was founded in 1898.  I assume that Brooklyn Basin is now the Alameda Estuary.  Brooklyn was an old name for Oakland and Alameda used to be a peninsula, not an island. 

From the 24-June-1895 San Francisco Call. William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the newspaper. Click on the image to see a larger version.

The Giants beat the Dodgers today.  The teams have played each other since 1890 and this was the first time they have shut out the Dodgers in a three-game series. 

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