Sport: Chugging Race

Off Piney Point in the Potomac River raced Smith's Island crabbing skiffs— famed Chesapeake workboats whose chugging at all times of day is the characteristic summer sound of the bay. They are light hulls equipped with motors transposed from old automobiles or bought from mail order houses. They raced at surprising speed, with spray streaming over their bows. Capt. Honest Evans won handily with the Rachel Jane, Capt. Ellwood Johnson second in the Esther Ralston.

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