Seafair Milk Carton Derby

Banana boats, purple pirate barges, and Titanic replicas are just a sample of the creations you might see cruising—or sinking—during today’s Seafair Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake. Prizes are awarded in five categories: racing, commercially sponsored groups, open class (with subdivisions for kids and families), showboat, and military (which we expect the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy to dominate). Last year, the showboat award went to a look-alike based on the Time Bandit craft on the reality TV show Deadliest Catch. Why the tribute? That show’s Sig Hansen was a Seafair marshal for the event. This year’s marshals are former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren and long-time DJ and hydroplane race announcer Pat O’Day. So perhaps we can expect to see a floating Hawks design or paddle-powered hydro. CHANTAL ANDERSON

Sat., July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2009

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