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Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia

 
 
Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia Marker
Inscription. The oldest governing body of amateur athletics in America was established in 1858. Rowing club members have participated in competitions at local, national, and international levels. Three-time Olympic gold medalist John B. Kelly Sr. served as commodore, 1935-1940. It hosts some of the largest regattas in the world on the Schuylkill River, one of the nationís premier courses. Boathouse Row here is an icon of Philadelphia and of rowing.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.167′ N, 75° 11.172′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Kelly Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: #4 Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairmount Water Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairmount Dam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paths & Pavilions (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Boathouse Row-Street side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. Boathouse Row-Street side
Julian Francis Abele (approx. half a mile away); Parkway Museums District (approx. half a mile away); From Reservoir to Art Museum (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Boathouse Row-River side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
3. Boathouse Row-River side
Boathouse Row-River side-distant photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
4. Boathouse Row-River side-distant photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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