|In the outlandish style of Balboa's annual
Bathtub Boat races of the 1970s,
Harry Miller and Carol Depa formed the "Balboa Brothel," a Bathtub Boat
Harry, whose title was
"Director of ladies Affairs," started the brothel in the late 1970s and kept it
running through the last race in 1983.
The most exotic boat built by the brothel was a hodgepodge of eight
two-man life rafts tied together with PVC tubing, will power, and red and black streamers.
The craft held 20 people and broke up after
getting caught in the outgoing tide, and had to be rescued by the Harbor Patrol.