This 10 minute film covers the 1949 Albany to New York Outboard Marathon Race, an event with dozens of entrants in multiple classes, making the not-insignificant trip up the Hudson River from New York to Albany.

It’s a journey of over 150 miles by water – and you can only imagine how challenging it would be in a what is essentially a dinghy with an over-sized outboard buzzing in your ear.

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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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