The Washington, D.C. area recently went through a bad flood. The
Potomac Boat Club and Thompsons Boat center docks were washed
away. Despite this, the Scullers' Head of the Potomac Regatta
will be held as scheduled.
Potomac's three docks, along with all the ramps on top of the
docks, were located in three different places--near Mt. Vernon,
and near Mason Neck (22 miles away). A salvage operator will be
towing the three pieces back to Potomac on Friday (barring any
other weather problems). Although Thompson's dock was not
recovered, they have assured us that they will have 180 feet of
dock out in time for the regatta. They lost many of their ramps
but have an adequate supply of other ramps that they will use.
So, the facilities on the Potomac river may look a bit battered
on regatta day, but the good news is that the regatta is still
Scullers' Head of the Potomac