Boat races have occupied a large place in the Soldotna Progress Days program. Here officials (in the motor boat) clock finishes in the kayak race in the 1965 races. This race was for non-motorized boats. They were put in at Petersens on the Moose River and the race ended at Centennial Park in Soldotna. Two Kayaks and a motorized boat are shown. These boat races were discontinued a few years later in 1973 when Warren Ames drowned while preparing for the race. The nine people in this photo are unidentified.
Kenai River near Centennial Park, Soldotna, Alaska
Cheechako file photo
black and white
12.5 x 10 cm
KPC Anthropology Lab
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