Vesper Boat Club

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Vesper Boat Club
Location #10 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Home water Schuylkill River
Established 1865
Navy admission 1870 (reinstated 1879)[1]
Former names Washington Barge Club
President Joanne Iverson
Coaches Michiel Bartman
Colors Crimson      and Battleship     
Affiliations Friends Select, Sacred Heart, Academy of Notre Dame and Penn Charter
Website vesperboatclub.org
Undine Barge Club
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Governing body Local
Part of Vesper Boat Club (#87000821[2])
Added to NRHP February 27, 1987

The Vesper Boat Club is an amateur rowing club located at #10 Boathouse Row in the historic Boathouse Row of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1865 as the Washington Barge Club, the Club changed its name to Vesper Boat Club in 1870. Vesper's stated goal is "to produce Olympic champions."[3] Most recently, that goal was achieved by Andrew Byrnes and Josh Inman in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Boathouse[edit]

Vesper Boat Club,
#10 Boathouse Row, 1972

In 1873, Vesper, in conjunction with Malta Boat Club, built a 1 12-story boat house.[4] In 1898, a second floor and addition were added to Vesper, and other renovations have recently been completed.[4] Howard Egar designed the 1898 alterations and additions to the Vesper Boat Club.[5]

Prominent members[edit]

Olympic medalists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janssen, Frederick W. (15 August 1888). "Vesper Boat Club". Outing Library of Sports: American Amateur Athletic and Aquatic History 1829–1888. New York. pp. 213–14. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 2009 Program". Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. 2009. p. 19. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "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. 
  5. ^ "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. 674. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "USRowing Announces 2009 World Championships Roster". United States Olympic Committee. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "USRowing Announces 2007 World Championships Roster". USRowing. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "USRowing Announces 2008 Olympic Games Roster". USRowing. 27 June 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Kenneth Dreyfuss, sports-reference.com
  10. ^ Hugh Stevenson, sports-reference.com
  11. ^ James Moroney, sports-reference.com
  12. ^ Harry Parker, sports-reference.com
  13. ^ Stan Cwiklinski sports-reference.com
  14. ^ Gene Clapp sports-reference.com
  15. ^ Jack Kelly, Jr. sports-reference.com
  16. ^ "Yanks Nab Henley Rowing" The Palm Beach Post. 5 July 1969

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Coordinates: 39°58′11″N 75°11′07″W / 39.96962°N 75.18527°W / 39.96962; -75.18527