Monday, January 23, 2012

Video of the Week: Lake Union and the History of Rowing in the United States



This week's video covers the history of Seattle's Lake Union, the waters of which served as the stage for the first ever meeting between George Pocock and legendary University of Washington coach Hiram Conibear (after whom the new UW boathouse is named). Not only was this a fortuitous and fruitful meeting for both parties, but also it served as a seminal moment in the development of intercollegiate racing on the West Coast, and beyond. Thanks to RR reader Frederick Levy for sending the video along!

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-RR

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