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Clippers at Matthews Beach


In 1938, the Boeing Company was testing the final three tail configuration of the 314 Clipper at its Matthews Beach test site on Lake Washington, just north of Seattle. The University of Washington crew rowing team regularly passed by Matthews Beach during training. The underdog Huskies won the 1936 Berlin Olympics eight-man rowing event and inspired the book and movie "The Boys in the Boat". The rowing shell "Husky Clipper" and the coach/crew boat "Conny" were both featured in the film. Sadly, no Boeing Clippers exist today, but the "Husky Clipper" has been preserved and is on display, and the "Conny" underwent several restorations and is operational today. The Matthews Beach test site is now a community park and there is only a memorial plaque to commemorate the site's Boeing legacy.


Original painting available. Painting size acrylic on gessoboard 18" x 36" 


Signed open edition giclee prints are available for $110.00 plus $10.00 shipping


Image size 10" x 20" on 12" x 22" paper.


Clippers at Matthews Beach

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