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The Miss Madison is the only community owned and supported boat on the unlimited hydroplane race circuit. Since the earliest documented regatta in Madison in 1911, the boat has been a familiar sight on the waters of the U. S. A. The boat, crew and people of Madison always had the drive and heart of a winner but not until 1971 did Miss Madison gain the prize, the Governor’s Cup. This was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Not until 2008 would the boat win such an honor. In 2008 the U-6, Oh, Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison, driven by Steve David, won the National High Points championship.
MJCPL: Madison-Hydroplane Heritage by Fred Farley & Ron Harsin
MJCPL: Vintage Hydroplane Heritage by Fred Farley & Ron Harsin
MJCPL: Historical Files
MJCPL: Newspapers on microfilm
Our local history-genealogy specialist is
Monday and Wednesday 1-5; Thursday 4-9 and Saturday 9-5. You can ask a question online or by phone at 812-265-2744.
The library wishes to thank the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County for making this website possible!
The History Rescue Project :: © 2008-2009 by the Jefferson County Public Library. 420 W. Main St., Madison, IN 47250. (812) 265-2744.
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