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Racing season is up and going. I hope everyone plans
about the same time.
Big day tomorrow. The dedication of the Bill Brown boathouse starting with a row at 6.30 am and a dedication at 9.00 am. Don't miss the fun!
There are actually 3 members of the '65 Henley crew in the picture from the party we had with Bill Brown just before he died - Bill Chamberlin, Alba Briggs, and myself
Spring crew starts in 4 weeks. GO BLUE!!
Welcome to a new year of Andover Crew. Please fell free to leave public messages,questions and comments here. Please remember this is a pubic area.
Racing starts today April 9th. Andover vs Essex on the Merrimack
Countdown to racing.... a few more days and we will be welcoming the rowers to the Merrimack for another racing season. Go Blue!
Happy New Year! The year of the Rabbit.
Coach Brown was absolutely memorable--both in style and substance. Losing the shell off the top of the station wagon on the long drive home from Kent in the spring of 1970 has to be the most memorable moment. I was in the backward-facing seat in the rear of the car as we whizzed toward home. Suddenly, we heard a "whoosh." The shell actually seemed to float away from the rooftop before crashing to the ground. I swear it hovered. We scrambled to recover the splintered hulk in the middle of the Interstate (somewhere west of Hartford, I think), trying--in the gloaming--to find as many varnished shards as possible. We took a small detour and dropped the mess off at Joseph Garofalo's shop (Worcester Oar and Paddle) in my home town, under cover of night. Joseph G. was long gone from the shop, according my recollection. I remember wondering what he would think when he arrived at work the next morning and beheld our handiwork. I think Coach Brown was driving when we lost the shell. His controlled, somewhat droll reaction to this disaster was remarkable. He might have puffed a little harder on the pipe. But I recall no fury. I recall no sputtered oaths. I recall no pointed fingers. Not sure whose knot slipped.....
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