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1963 Boys First Boat: An Excerpt from 'More Than Rowing, Kent School Boat Club, The First 100 Years'
April 26, 2021
Peter Mallory

An early mock-up of the cover of Volume I. The photo is by row2k.

In a projected two volumes, More Than Rowing covers 100 Kent boys crews between 1922 and 2021 and 47 girls crews stretching from 1973 to 2021. Each year was populated with young athletes living, learning, and growing, and their stories are worth remembering.

It is hard for me to select out particular years for you to preview. After three years of work, each feels like one of my children, and it is hard to treat one above another. This week I present the 1963 Boys (below) and 1965 Boys (later this week) sections from the era of the Vietnam War.

This is also an example of "It pays to know the author." I was a member of the Class of '63, coxed a number of my classmates on the Housatonic and followed several of them to Penn. Our class has stayed in touch for more than half a century.

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