Potomac Scullers' Head Still On

Potomac Scullers' Head Still On

Post by Patricia Wilkinso » Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:00:00


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
on.

--
Patricia Wilkinson
Registrar
Scullers' Head of the Potomac

 
 
 

Potomac Scullers' Head Still On

Post by D1Will » Tue, 24 Sep 1996 04:00:00

ok, I'll bite.  How did they know whose dock it was when it wound up 22
miles downriver?  Did it have a name on it?  :0)

 
 
 

Potomac Scullers' Head Still On

Post by George Kirschbau » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> ok, I'll bite.  How did they know whose dock it was when it wound up 22
> miles downriver?  Did it have a name on it?  :0)

        Actually, the docks are red, and the ramps have a big white star
painted on them. PBC colors. As I hear it, the docks were spotted by W-L
Hs. Crew alumni who live down that way (W-L rows out of PBC). They went
out in a motor boat and grabbed them. . .

                        George

 
 
 

Potomac Scullers' Head Still On

Post by Karen Swide » Thu, 26 Sep 1996 04:00:00

The docks had just been repainted red
with a huge white star on them.
Fortunately, they are pretty hard to miss.
karen swider