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Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Intercollegiate Rowing Association

400 Years of History

Intercollegiate Rowing Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Intercollegiate Rowing Association Marker
Inscription.  The Intercollegiate Rowing Association held the National Championship at Poughkeepsie in 1895 and almost every year thereafter until 1949.

Background photo courtesy Library of Congress.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1895.
Location. 41° 42.63′ N, 73° 56.06′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) Ό mile east of Washington Street (New York State Route 9G), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at knee-level on the south railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, 4/10 mile west of the Parker Avenue parking lot for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Named for Englishman Henry Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); Mid-Hudson Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Catskill Mountains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Intercollegiate Rowing Association Marker<br>(<i>looking southwest • Hudson River in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Intercollegiate Rowing Association Marker
(looking southwest • Hudson River in background)
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line); Dutchess County (about 400 feet away); Steamboat & Ferry Landing (about 400 feet away); Poughkeepsie's Little Italy (about 400 feet away); North River Steamboat of Clermont (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mid-Hudson Bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
More about this marker. Originally built in 1889, today the repurposed Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge carries a scenic pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River.
Also see . . .  Intercollegiate Rowing Association (Wikipedia). The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) was founded by Cornell, Columbia, and Penn in 1894 and its first annual regatta was held on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, New York, on June 24, 1895. Today Navy and Syracuse are also part of the association. The IRA runs the IRA National Championship Regatta, which is considered to be the United States collegiate national championship of men's rowing. This regatta includes both men's and women's (lightweight) events for sweep boats of all sizes. (Submitted on February 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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