…and yet another farewell of the Rowing Hall of Fame
Göran R Buckhorn writes:
Please allow me to start by apologising to you readers: I am sorry, but here is yet another one of those blog posts about the dying Rowing Hall of Fame in Mystic. The bulldozers can now be spotted by the horizon and they are getting closer by the hour. Therefore, this morning the small group of wonderful NRF volunteers, who have already put in a huge amount of hours to ‘save’ the rowing history for future generations – yes, I know it sound over-the-top melodramatic but I am really sad about the whole thing – gathered to move out some old oars, sliding seats, a bow section and a 1962 Pocock single scull, build by the grand master himself, George Pocock, and because of that, named after him, By George.
To move all the ‘stuff’ across the street to Mystic Seaport’s boat storage space, which is located in an old velvet mill, the Rossie Mill, the NRF’s volunteers had help of the Museum’s volunteers, another marvellous group of people who help out on their spare time. Led by volunteer Phil Tankard, head of the Museum’s boat storage volunteers, it went smoothly and without any hiccups.
Is there a new location for the HOF?
Saratoga Springs NY
Hello Patrick ~ No, a new location has not yet been picked for the Rowing Hall of Fame, though two different rowing organizations have expressed a serious interest in “hosting” the “Hall”. However, while these organizations are in discussion with the National Rowing Foundation (NRF), the rowing items, cups, medals, trophies, pictures, books, etc. are in a warehouse.
contrast this with the UKs River and Rowing Museum at Henley