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  If you paddle through Fairmont Park,
  Posted by: ezwater on Feb-24-13 2:09 PM (EST)
 

just don't get run over by the shells from boathouse row!

One of our scullers decided to see how far upstream he could go, and damaged his boat on some rocks. We had to take a powerboat up to get him, but we sheared the pin when we got there. So we loaded him and the single on the powerboat, stood up, and used his sculls to slowly paddle the powerboat down to the Philadelphia Canoe Club. By this time it was after dark, and we were navigating by the light of passing traffic.

When we got to the Canoe Club (quite a place, as old as our boathouses), we called Vesper Boat Club, and fortunately someone was still there to come and retrieve us.

Because of a bend in the rowing course on the Schuylkill, boat traffic there is reversed. That is, boats proceed on the left side, not the right.

I wonder if the kids still throw RR spikes from the bridges.....

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