Sketching the Seattle hydroplane races


I stumbled upon Chris Haigh, 53, of Lake City, who was panning the scene with his binoculars. The "Oh boy! Oberto" hydroplane had just done a loop around the course at 153 miles per hour, he explained. Haigh had arrived at 6:15 in the morning and was planning to spend the night at a friend's house nearby to be here again early today. "I've been coming for 35 years in a row," he said. "It's my sport. It's something I love."

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Seattle Sketcher
An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.