Harlem’s Historic “Scullers Row,” 1840’s-1950’s

Around the 1840’s Harlem and New York City was the birthplace of rowing in the United States and continued to be the center of rowing activity until the 1950’s.

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Harlem Boat Clubs, New York 1883

clubhouse-1898-370x227The earliest means of transportation around New York Harbor, to Brooklyn and Staten Island and to trading was moored offshore was rowboats. The rowboats would unload trade goods at the rear of the buildings. Continue Reading →

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