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Of great improvement to the appearance of Kensington was the replacement of her original wheelhouse. Retired Seattle boat builder Norman C. Blanchard recalls that, in addition to the unattractive lines of the Watts-designed house, the construction was very heavy, which would seem strange for an otherwise fairly lightly constructed vessel that was supposedly designed for racing. Above, Kensington is shown with her new wheelhouse, built by Jensen Motor Boat Company, photographed on Lake Washington by Webster & Stevens for the Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, December 11, 1931. (PEMCO Webster & Stevens collection, Museum of History and Industry)

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