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Poughkeepsie Regatta

400 Years of History

 
 
Poughkeepsie Regatta Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Poughkeepsie Regatta Marker
Inscription.  The eight-man crew from the University of Wisconsin varsity team lifting a 60-foot boat. When this photograph was taken in 1914, races on the Hudson were four miles long and went from north to south with the prevailing current.

Background photograph courtesy Library of Congress.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 41° 42.64′ N, 73° 57.023′ W. Marker is in Highland, New York, in Ulster County. Marker can be reached from Haviland Road, half a mile east of U.S. 44, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at knee-level on the north railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, about 1/4 mile east of the Haviland Road parking lot for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 87 Haviland Road, Highland NY 12528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mid-Hudson Bridge Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland Landing (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sloops
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Cantilevered Spans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); The Clearwater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
 
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 . . .  Poughkeepsie Regatta (Wikipedia). The Poughkeepsie Regatta was the annual championship regatta of the U.S. Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) when it was held in Poughkeepsie, New York from 1895 to 1949. Typically only a four-mile Varsity Eight race was held, but if there were enough teams entered, there was also a two-mile Freshman Eight race, and occasionally a Varsity Four race. Eventually, this evolved into a format that included an annual two-mile Freshman Eight race, followed by a three-mile
Poughkeepsie Regatta Marker • <i>wide view<br>(looking northeast • Hudson River in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Poughkeepsie Regatta Marker • wide view
(looking northeast • Hudson River in background)
Junior Varsity Eight race, and finally the four-mile Varsity Eight race. (Submitted on February 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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