Whaleboat Rowing Championships 2014!

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It’s usually a rare sight these days to see eight brand new whaleboats racing through the water. But in New Bedford, the sport of whaleboat rowing is taken seriously, and it has been enjoyed here by the locals since 1857.

This year’s whaleboat rowing races coincided with homecoming of the Charles W. Morgan. I rigged GoPro cameras to three boats. Our home crew of Mystic Seaport raced in the yellow boat. Check it out!

Special thanks to Whaling City Rowing for hosting the event, and thank you to the city of New Bedford for the splendid homecoming celebration!