Yesterday morning the Schuylkill Navy announced that Flicks, Stotes, Vails, and Schuylkill Navy events were approved by the City of Philadelphia for later this spring. While the collective rowing community was thrilled by this news, all rowing activities (including practice) as of this morning are now on hold.
Due to an unfortunate accident yesterday evening, the dredge that has been charged with clearing the the Schuylkill River "the Evergreen" found itself stuck in the same sediment it was charged with clearing. In its current position, all traffic on the river has been blocked making practice and regattas impossible at this time. A time table for its removal has not been announced.