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Richard Froboese, Seattle, WA 1920ish.....?
Posted by: brian Karlsson Date: November 12, 2001 at 16:58:21
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Hello Froboese Family.
My name is Brian and I am looking for every bit of information I can find on a Richard Froboese of Seattle, WA.
He owned a marine engine distribution buisiness around 1928.

He commissioned a boat , named after the engines that he sold, the BOLINDER.
Richard raced the boat in 1928, 1929, and 1930 - quit successfully in fact.
In 1929 Richard and the BOLINDER won the longest power boat race ever held in North America...from Olympia WASH. to Juneau, Alaska.
70 some years later my wife and I are slowly restoring this beautiful boat in order to race it in the 75th anniversary race to be held in 2003.
We must win what we won 75 years the race has not been held since..far to dangerous. until now.
Richard was hailed as one of the West Coasts most respected marine engineers and in an attempt to raise the funds necessary to do all this we are putting together a documentary on the event for wholesale purposes (maybe not...)
ANY help would be tremendously appreciated...

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