Boathouse Row and rowing on the Schuylkill River

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Guests: Dotty Brown, Paul Horvat and Catherine Reddick

The glow of the holiday lights on Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row attract a lot of attention each year. But the series of boathouses actually houses a rich and complex history including a game of “architectural one-upmanship,” a battle by women to get access to the water and the regattas of today. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk about Boathouse Row, a historic site on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We’ll be joined by rower DOTTY BROWN, author of Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing and a longtime reporter and editor at Philadelphia Inquirer. And we’ll talk about how rowing changes lives with rower PAUL HORVAT, the Commodore of the Schuylkill Navy, who has been rowing since high school at St. Joe’s Prep, and CATHERINE REDDICK, co-Founder of Philadelphia City Rowing, an organization that seeks to empower local public school students through the sport of rowing.
Image: Jeffrey Vinocur

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