Regional Rowing Teams travel to “Snow Row”


Rowing boats are lined up on the beach at Windmill Point, Hull, Massachusetts at the 2011 “Snow Row”

Rowing boats are lined up on the beach at Windmill Point, Hull, Massachusetts at the 2011 “Snow Row” (photo: John Weber)

On Saturday March 12th, four youth teams, two from Vergennes Middle and High School, one from Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School and one from Burlington High School traveled to Hull, Massachusetts as part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats program to participate in the Snow Row, a 3 ½ mile rowing race sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Thirty eight rowing gigs from around New England participated on this blustery late winter day. Winds were out of the northwest at 15-20 knots.

With coxswain Emily Weber of Ferrisburgh steering, the Vergennes rowing team drives towards the finish line at the “Snow Row “ 2011

With coxswain Emily Weber of Ferrisburgh steering, the Vergennes rowing team drives towards the finish line (photo: John Weber)

Vergennes, rowing Harvest Moon, placed 1st with a time of 41 minutes 44 seconds in the youth pro six-oared division and were the fourth boat over the finish line. The second crew from Vergennes, rowing Osprey, finished 3rd in the youth amateur six-oared division with a time of 1 hour and 3 seconds.

Vergennes High School (third boat from front) powers to the finish line at the “Snow Row” 2011

Vergennes High School (third boat from front) powers to the finish line (photo: John Weber)

Burlington High School rowing Windrose, finished 1st in the mixed youth/adult six-oared division (they had to replace a rower at the last minute with an adult) with a time of 46 minutes and 38 seconds.

Mt Abraham Union Middle and High School, rowing American Shad, finished 4th in the youth amateur four-oared division with a time of 1 hour and 19 minutes.

This was a challenging and demanding race. All of the Vermont teams deserve accolades for rowing so well.

Nick Patch
For more information about rowing opportunities, feel free to contact Nick at nickp@lcmm.org

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About Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a private non-profit museum located on the shores of Lake Champlain, just seven miles from Vergennes, Vermont. Our mission since our opening in 1985 is to share the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain and its surrounding region. We accomplish that through exhibits, education programs, special events, on-water activities, replica vessels, nautical archaeology research, and so much more. Learn more & get involved by visiting our website: www.lcmm.org.
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6 Responses to Regional Rowing Teams travel to “Snow Row”

  1. David Jones says:

    There are some more photos of the American Shad in the Snow Row 2011 gallery at http://www.pbase.com/clamflats/snow_row_2011 . Should be adding some Osprey, Windrose and Harvest Moon photos in a few days.

    • Ann Muller says:

      I’m so pleased to see that we came 1st last Saturday at the ‘Snow Row’. I didn’t realise at the time as I went off to get dry and warm.( during the race the ocean picked up like a bucket of water and chucked it at my back ) Good luck to all rowers on Lake Champlain this season, especially Burlington High 😉 Did we get a nice Trophy? love Ann p.s. hope t’ see ya’ over here some day!

    • Great photos – thanks! Looking forward to seeing more of the gigs.

  2. David Jones says:

    Osprey and Windrose photos have been added. I hardly saw the Harvest Moon from the boat that followed the race, though – she must have been moving too fast!

  3. David Jones says:

    Just posted a bunch of Harvest Moon photos. See you next year!

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