Mystic Seaport Small Craft Weekend

Howard Blackburn
Hull Lifesaving Museum

The headquarters of the Hull Lifesaving Museum is located at the Point Allerton U.S. Life-Saving Station in Hull, MA. The museum exhibits are open to the public year round.

The Hull Lifesaving Museum, the museum of Boston Harbor Heritage, preserves the region's lifesaving tradition and maritime culture through collections, exhibits, experiential and interpretive education, research and service to others.

The museum's open water rowing programs in Boston Harbor educate young people about themselves while developing a constituency that takes stewardship for its maritime history. The deeds, traditions, and ethics of 19th century coastal lifesavers--Skills, Courage, and Caring--are the foundation of the museum's exhibits and programs, and its underlying commitment to working to impact society, and individual lives, for the better.



Head of the Weir
October 18, 2008

The JGTSCA had a very good trip to Hull, MA for the Head of the Weir river race. The 5.5 mile race was held under sunny, but windy conditions. The annual event is sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum.

Russ Smith and his crew from Ledyard Community Rowing edged out The Sound School by seconds with two non-rowers on board the gig. Bill Armitage and Sean Bercaw won their class rowing the Last Chance. President Behney powered an Avery Point dory over the course.

Bill Armitage & Sean Bercaw at start of Head of the Weir Race, 2008
Sean and Bill unload Last Chance preparing for the race

Boats at start of Weir Race, 2008
Boats line up at the start of the Head of the Weir

Gig crew from Ledyard, CT at Head of the Weir Race, 2008
The gig crew from Ledyard, CT coached by Russ Smith

All sorts of craft participate in Head of the Weir Race, 2008
Boats ranging from kayaks to gigs participate in the race

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