Malta Boat Club

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Malta Boat Club
Maltacrest.jpg
Location #9 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Home water Schuylkill River
Established 1860
Navy admission 1865
President Mike Brown
Vice President Fred Duling
Secretary Kip Wetzel
Treasurer Matt Arria
Captain Phil Marcella
Lieutenants Sam Cunningham, John Hayburn
Colors Royal Blue      and White     
Website maltaboatclub.com
Malta Boat Club
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Governing body Local
Part of Boat House Row (#87000821[1])
Added to NRHP February 27, 1987

Malta Boat Club is an amateur rowing club located at #9 Boathouse Row in the historic Boathouse Row of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1865, the Club joined the Schuylkill Navy when it relocated to the Schuylkill River from the Delaware River and purchased the facilities of the now defunct Excelsior Club.[2][3] While on the Delaware, the club occupied a house on Smith’s Island where the club stored its boat called the “Minnehaha”.[4] The Club was founded by members of the Minnehaha Lodge of the Sons of Malta.[4] The Sons of Malta, originally organized in the South, did not survive the Civil War.[5][6]

As four members of the US National Team row out of Malta, the Club was well represented at the 2009 World Championships.[7]

The Boathouse[edit]

In 1873, Malta, in conjunction with Vesper Boat Club, built a 1 12-story boat house.[8] In 1880, the boat house was expanded.[8]

In 1901, brothers George W. and William D. Hewitt designed more substantial additions including a third story to make Malta the tallest boathouse on Boathouse Row.[8] The Hewitt brothers had been Frank Furness’s partner until 1876, and they designed the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the Bourse Building, and the Wissahickon Inn.[9]

US National Team Members[edit]


Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Peverelly, Charles A. (1866). "Malta Boat Club". The Book of American Pastimes. New York. p. 213. 
  3. ^ Janssen, Frederick W. (15 August 1888). "Malta Boat Club". Outing Library of Sports: American Amateur Athletic and Aquatic History 1829–1888. New York. pp. 211–12. 
  4. ^ a b "A Philadelphia Rowing Tradition". Malta Boat Club. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Stevens, Albert C. (1907). "Sons of Malta". The Cyclopædia of Fraternities. New York: E.B. Treat and Company. p. 284. 
  6. ^ N., I. P. (2 July 1894). "The Shrine Examined". The American Tyler 8 (23) (Detroit: The American Tyler). p. 539. 
  7. ^ "Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 2009 Program". Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. 2009. p. 20. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form". NPS Focus, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. 27 November 1983. p. 663. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form". NPS Focus, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. 27 November 1983. p. 673. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "US Rowing". www.usrowing.org. 
  11. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "US Rowing". www.usrowing.org. 
  14. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "US Rowing". www.usrowing.org. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "US Rowing". www.usrowing.org. 
  20. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "USRowing Announces 2007 World Championships Roster". USRowing. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  23. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "US Rowing". www.usrowing.org. 
  25. ^ "FISA". www.worldrowing.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  26. ^ Iradj El-Qalqili (5 November 2005). "Wharton crew and the Gaza Strip". Wharton Journal. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 

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Coordinates: 39°58′11″N 75°11′07″W / 39.96962°N 75.18534°W / 39.96962; -75.18534