BERLIN – The “winningest bathtub in Berlin history” is now on display at the town’s welcome center in honor of the late Jesse Turner.
Berlin residents Frank and Susan Baker have donated the bathtub that so often triumphed in the Berlin Bathtub Races to the town. The bathtub on wheels is now a centerpiece in the Berlin Welcome Center.
“We’re very excited that we had this opportunity today to accept Jesse Turner’s famous bathtub racer that is an iconic source of pride to our community,” Mayor Gee Williams said.
Turner, the longtime owner of the Berlin Shoe Box, was instrumental in helping the Berlin Chamber of Commerce start the town’s popular bathtub races in 1990. In the ensuing two decades, his bathtub went on to win at least five times.