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MACKINAC RACE

July 23, 1956
July 23, 1956

Table of Contents
July 23, 1956

Casey's Pennant
  • The All-Star Game marks the halfway point of the season. It was a good game, followed by a good baseball week—one of heroics, arguments and oddities. Milwaukee opened daylight at the top of the National League standings. Old Mel Parnell earned a $500 raise by pitching a no-hitter, and Robin Roberts shut out the powerful Redlegs in 98 minutes. At Wrigley Field the bean ball made a brazen reappearance. Washington's Connie Grob won a game with one pitch, and in St. Louis there was a long rhubarb when the umpires disagreed. But the biggest news item of the week was unmistakable: the Yankees are in.

Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Track & Field
Harness Racing
Horses
Boxing
The Outdoor Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Mr. Caper
Acknowledgments
Pat On The Back

MACKINAC RACE

Set off against the skyscrapers of Chicago's famed downtown Loop district, 19 yachts from a field that annually averages more than 50 boats head out on the 333-mile race to Mackinac Island. The Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw), billed as the longest fresh-water sailing event in the world, each year draws the finest skippers in the Midwest for a test of seamanship rivaling such salt-water classics as the Bermuda and Seattle's rugged Swiftsure. This year's race, scheduled for July 21, already has more than four dozen entries, all of them aiming for the trophy won last time by Norman (Nubby) Sarns's 40-foot sloop Revelry. Then, after the race, the yachtsmen will treat themselves to a succession of parties aboard their boats and ashore on rustic Mackinac Island, where all auto traffic is forbidden and visitors ride from the dockside in bicycles and colorful, horse-drawn carriages (see page 13).

This is an article from the July 23, 1956 issue Original Layout

Crossing finish line after four days of racing up length of Lake Michigan, sailors get ready to drop spinnaker as they slide past Round Island light off Mackinac Island.

Victory party gets under way in cockpit of winning boat Revelry as Skipper Norman Sarns, machine tool executive from Mt. Clemens, Mich, helps guest aboard.

Surrey with a fringe on top gives Wilfred (Toot) Gmeiner, Mitzi and Nic Geib lift to town. Taxis on Mackinac Island are horse-drawn, since autos are forbidden.

Grand hotel on Mackinac Island is focal point of postrace activities. Cyclists above pedal past sweeping veranda, which management claims is longest in the world.

FIVE PHOTOSTONI FRISSELL