One Hour in the Past E102 – Rowing

E102 – Rowing

It is a tradition for winning crews to toss their coxie in the water after the race (S1949.69.7.5). Featured image above: S1937.49.1.4

Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions?  As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise!

Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them.  Join them as they share their findings!

This episode found our intrepid historians researching a familiar topic in the history of St. Catharines – rowing!

Rowing has been a popular sport in the community for more than 100 years!  As host to the Royal Canadian Henley Race Course, the community has been lucky to host many world class regattas showcasing rowing’s best!  Our community has also trained some of the best rowers in the world.

Take a listen to where our circuitous route took us as we explored some fun facts and the history of the great sport of rowing!

Be sure to take the time to share with us some of your rowing memories!


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1. The glossary of rowing terms from Rowing Canada.

2. The dictionary definition of rowing:



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