1946. Shell was dedicated by members of the Crescent Boat Club, No. 5, Boat House Row, in memory of Edward T. Smith, Jr., who was killed July 27, 1944 while fighting with the Marine Corps on Guam.
When you think of rowing in the US, there is one city that is always top of mind... Philadelphia. From the Dad Vail and Stotesbury regattas to the famous Boathouse Row along Kelly Drive. Philadelphia has and still plays a major roll in US rowing tradition and history. That is why this week we are going Wayback to Philly!
This week's photos are courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Check out their full digital archives here.
We would love to do another reader submitted Wayback Wednesday in the near future. If you have any old school rowing images we should check out and are allowed to share, please send them to us.