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Boat House Row
4 Kelly Drive
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Cross Street: Lemmon Hill Drive
215.685.3936
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Boathouse Row hosts several major rowing regattas, including the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the Navy Day Regatta, the Independence Day Regatta, and the Head of the Schuylkill.

The boathouses are seen as centers of the rowing community around the United States. Rowers from the boathouses compete at every level, including local clubs, high schools, colleges, summer racing programs, and international-level athletics.

In 1979, lights designed by architectural lighting designer Ray Grenald were installed to outline each of the boathouses, giving them a nightly Christmas-like gingerbread house appearance and reflecting in the Schuylkill River.He proposed the lights after hearing talk of destroying the decaying Victorian boathouses. Lights on the buildings at night would serve to make them more noticed and appreciated. In 2005, after two refurbishings, the houses were outfitted with computerized LEDs that can light up in various colors, depending on the event or season.

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    US Mens 8 qualifies for Olympics
    NRF NEWS FLASH!
    They made it ~

    Now let's get them to London!!


    The US has just qualified the Men's Eight fo See more
    Posted: 22 May 2012
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    Fred Duling in auto accident
    May 9 Update
    Fred is back to Magee for a week or two.  I'm hoping he will be released in time to help with weigh-ins at Stotesbury Cup Regatta nex See more
    Posted: 29 April 2012


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    Stotesbury Cup Regatta news
    Results, including finish line pix in all finals, links to on-line news reports and photo collections posted at www.stotesburycu See more
    Posted: 09 April 2012

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