I just got a new postcard from Ebay — a really nice Racine Boat Corporation postcard which features a canoe-looking boat with a gasoline engine on it. The boat reads as follows: Reliability Cruise 80 Miles Across Lake Michigan … Racine Wis to Holland Mich … W1381 … Super Elto … Raboco III … Racine Boat Corporation … Coast Guard Model.
In fact, the Coast Guard station is right behind them, so if they’re in the Root River, they’re going west, upstream the Root River. I like the captain’s hats the two men are wearing, and I like the added touch of child and dog in the boat too.
I’m getting conflicting age information about this postcard — this story seems to imply that the picture is from 1928: