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Wissahickon: Nation’s Third-Oldest Canoe Club Treads On

Wissahickon: Nation’s Third-Oldest Canoe Club Treads On

The Wissahickon area features a little known gem that has remained afloat for more than a century. Philadelphia Canoe Club, open since 1905, is the third oldest paddling club in the United States. The club makes use of a repurposed 18th century mill, juxtaposed between the Wissahickon Creek and Schuylkill River. “We have classes year-round,” said George […]

 

Philadelphia City Rowing helps to save varsity programs at Temple

When Temple University announced the decision to eliminate seven varsity programs last December—including men’s crew and women’s rowing—a fight began to save the historic programs for the benefit of the student-athletes, coaches and prospective rowers at Temple. For Philadelphia City Rowing, a nonprofit organization that strives to recruit, train, educate and empower young people through […]