The Boys in the Boat is a story about the University of Washington’s rowing team in the 1930s and is the name of the movie directed by George Clooney135. The team consisted of nine working-class young men who achieved great success in the rowing world and represented the United States at the 1936 Berlin Olympics12.…
John Orin Edson was a visionary entrepreneur who founded Bayliner Marine, a company that revolutionized the boating industry. Born in Bellingham, Washington, in 1932, Edson grew up boating with his family on Lake Washington in Seattle12. He started selling used boats and soon realized he had a business going. To feed his growing retail business and what he foresaw as the demands of first-time boat buyers, Edson began building his own line of boats. He needed a snazzy name and purchased the brand name “Bayliner” for $100 from a local boat builder in Tacoma, Washington. Bayliner became a huge success, and the company was incorporated officially in 1972.
A Macgregor 26X sailboat, launched in late October, Cruising the lake, a journey to remember. Freedom not available to the mansion bound. A chance to escape, to be unbound. The Macgregor 26X sailboat, a beauty to behold, A trailerable sailer, a story to be told. Introduced in 1995, a design so fine, Lets toast her builder With Washington beer and wine.
Take a cruise of Seattle’s Elliot bay, Or ride a ferry to nearby bays. Watch the Ballard Locks in action, And enjoy the botanical garden attraction. Seattle, a city of endless possibilities, With so much to offer, it’s hard to leave with ease. From boat tours to coffee shops and beer gardens, Seattle is a city that never stops giving.
Seattle Seafair, a festival of fun,
With hydroplane races and boats in the sun,
The Parade of Ships arrives in style,
Fleet Week brings military ships for a while.
Slo Mo Shun IV, the boat that invented summer,
Started the tradition that’s still a hummer,
Royalty reigns with Miss Seafair,
And the Blue Angels fly through the air.
Murrelet, a Macgregor 26X sailboat moored nearby,
Watches the festivities with a watchful eye,
The Seafair Indian Days Powwow celebrates culture,
And Ballard Seafood Fest offers seafood galore.
For 70 years, Seafair has been a delight,
With parades, community events, and boats in sight,
Seattle’s summer festival, a tradition so dear,
Brings joy to all, year after year.