THE MARITIME CHALLENGELimited Edition from original artwork by Peter Barnfield
A31 THE MARITIME CHALLENGE
Commander Bertie Bellwether with his coal fired steam turbine speedboat Turbinia and the Hon. Horace Hornbeam, of bicycling acrobatics fame, aboard the oil burning water-jet assisted rear paddler Oilidia, get steam up as they await the noonday gun for the start of the Whimshire Society of Marine Technology's Maritime Challenge Trophy. Each craft must complete a timed course which takes them around the island of Whimerey and back. A crowd of interested spectators, including the local lifeboat crew, has gathered on Wittermouth's West Jetty to watch the start..... if the smoke allows them to see anything!