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The first Hanmer race — July 4, 1963

July 3, 2009
By Howard Riley, hjriley@adelphia.net

I wanna tell you when the late William J. McLaughlin came up with the idea 46 years ago to hold a guideboat race to honor the boatbuilder Willard Hanmer, he may have guessed, but I certainly did not, that it would become one of many fun-filled, rip-roaring July 4th celebrations in Saranac Lake.

 
 
 

 

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