WAY BACK WHEN IN SB – Surfing By Car?

Watercar (Library of Congress) (Courtesy)

Dateline – May 1924

The latest watercraft dashing through the waves in Santa Barbara a century ago were Dodge Watercars. A couple of local men had purchased these cutting-edge speedboats, and were zipping around our harbor.

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    • You’re right – this photo is not in Santa Barbara. It was the only photo of a Dodge Watercar that I could find. I found it on the Library of Congress website. A number of people have also asked about the location. When I use this pic in my Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1924 book, I will delete the bridge and just focus on the boat.

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