history of nyc rowing

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The rowing scene above shows the Harlem River as it was during the late 19th century – rowing boats everywhere. For a fascinating history of NYC Rowing, how all this came to be, disappeared, and has begun to re-emerge, read Katherine McCormick’s “Rowing in New York City: A Lost Legacy?”

Link to pdf HERE

For more on the famous Whitehall gig rowing race of 1824:

Link to The Story of the American Star