Surfing the web for some information, I came across this interesting ad for a ‘Roadsculler’ Race on 7 October, 1888. The fourteen Champion Oarsmen are all professionals and the sport heroes of the day. On the day of the race, twelve of them did race, James Ten Eyck and John Teemer not competing. The ‘sculler’ was not easy to manoeuvre and never became a success. You will find a race report from The Sun (New York) here. Sport Illustrated had an article about this race in March 1977, read that article here.