This fascinating footage of motorboat races in 1925 in Buffalo shows a wide variety of watercraft from the era including a spectacularly beautiful steam powered ship (about half way through). There’s no sound with the video as the technology for this didn’t exist at the time but the film is well worth a watch just to get a glimpse into the world as it was before the Great Depression and World War II.

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Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - Buffalo Boat Races - Circa 1925
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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