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"Oarsmen on the Schuylkill" (aka "The Pennsylvania Barge Club Four") by Thomas Eakins (c. 1874).

“Oarsmen on the Schuylkill” (aka “The Pennsylvania Barge Club Four”) by Thomas Eakins (c. 1874).

Boathouse Row:

The Schuylkill Navy

The Schuylkill Navy is the country’s first amateur organization for sports. It is made up of the rowing clubs of Boathouse Row and oversees issues of mutual concern to the clubs, including dredging, regattas, and the Row’s relationship with Philadelphia and its citizens. Also found here are water conditions, links to the clubs, and learn-to-row opportunities.  (

pcr logoPhiladelphia City Rowing

The non-profit strives to give Philadelphia public and charter school students a way to get on the river while also empowering them in ways that often translate into the rest of their lives.  (


Sedgeley is not a rowing club but a historic women’s social club which anchors the upriver end of Boathouse Row. (

boathouserowThe Boat Clubs

Each of the clubs of Boathouse Row has its own web site, detailing its background, photos and information about rowing classes, if offered.

Playing_Angels_1400x1400Sculptures of the Row

A remarkable collection of outdoor sculpture and Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row can be found along Kelly Drive, which follows the Schuylkill River through Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The Trail is an ideal spot for walking, jogging, or biking. ( drive/)




Radio broadcast of Joe Burk’s 1938 Henley race -Sculler/#.VrVoCHj4vFI

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