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On the Water

Stay tuned for news on CBB events and on-the-water activities!

Early June
Harvard-Kent Launch Day
     Charlestown docks near Menino Park

Haley School Launch Day

     Jamaica Pond Boathouse

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Want to get out on the water and try rowing our traditional boats?

There are a couple of places to do that.

Jamaica Pond Boathouse

Hull Lifesaving Museum's

     Boston Rowing Center,

     Ft. Point Channel


The Jamaica Pond Boathouse
Hours of Operation
May 15th-October 31st

  Mon-Tues- 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  Wed- Closed
  Thurs-Fri- 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  Sat-Sun- 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  Holidays- 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Rowboats rentals: $15 per hour, $10 per hour for rowboats with a fishing license.

The boathouse is run by our partner, Courageous Sailing, and they rent both the 10 ft. Periwinkle Jr. and the 13 ft. version.

Boston Open Water Rowing

A part of the Hull Lifesaving Museum

Come row in Boston Harbor! Every week of the year rowers head out from the docks at the Fort Point Channel to row pilot gigs in the harbor. These gigs are so named because they would bring ship pilots out to ships as they came into local waters. First one to the ship gets the job. So they're great boats! You can usually find a group going out once or twice on Saturday mornings, once at noon on Sundays, and--during the summer--Wednesday evenings. After a free trial, you will be able to keep rowing by becoming a member of the group. 

Hull Lifesaving sponsors three races every year, and rowers from around the Northeast participate. They are an absolute blast. All are welcome! Below are the typical dates of the events. 

   Snow Row—1st weekend in March

   Head of the Weir—1st weekend in November

   Icebreaker (youth race)—December

For more information, check out the open water rowing on the Hull Lifesaving Museum website. 

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