Carstairs holding Lord Tod Wadley
Women workers building lifeboats at Dr. Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory at Beinn Bhreagh.
Joe Carstairs in 1928 or 1929, photographed by Arnold Genthe

These included a 30 foot high-speed boat using the hydrodrome design ordered by the British racer Marion Carstairs, intended to achieve 115 mph. Carstairs planned to compete for the Harmsworth Cup but withdrew and the boat was completed with a more economical engine delivering 57 mph. One of the last boats made at the yard was Tolka, a 36-foot motor vessel ordered by Baldwin's brother-in-law John Lash for the Muskokas in Ontario.

- Bell Boatyard

Intrigued by the hydrofoil designs of Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin in Nova Scotia, Carstairs ordered a 30 ft hydrofoil boat from the Bell Boatyard in Baddeck, Nova Scotia which was intended to achieve 115 mph and capture the Harmsworth Cup.

- Joe Carstairs
Carstairs holding Lord Tod Wadley

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