Sport: Albany to New York

A monster shot under the Albany bridge of the Hudson River, heading downstream, a monster shaped like a huge boat, edged with foam and letting out an enormous engine roar. Quickly the monster lost its symmetry, split up into 101 separate hydroplane, outboard and runabout motor boats. In its roar the drone of individual engines could be distinguished. In the boats, bouncing on the floorboards in their padded driving suits, clutching their wheels with one hand while with the other they tuned their engines, could be seen the pilots, the ablest outboard and...

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