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Seattle’s Seafair festival has kicked off today and the PI has put up pictures from its archive showing off some history of the annual event, pirates included. The Torchlight Parade takes place tonight, and the air show and hydroplane races start next week. “The 1950 P-I caption read: Stan Sayres’ Slo Mo Shun IV was [...]

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Hydroplane Boats

The hydroplane boats are the second coolest thing about Seafair after the Blue Angels (if not counting beer and women). The engines in particular are of interest to me, as they’re typically sourced from airplanes. Images from flickr.

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The Blue Angels are in Town

The Blue Angels should be landing in Seattle today for Seafair. They do a couple of practice flights before the weekend, so there are several opportunities to watch them: Thursday, July 30: 10a.m.-12 noon & 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Practice Flight) Friday, July 31: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Practice Flight) Saturday, August 1: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Full Show) Sunday, August [...]

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