• Short Summary

    Two joined like a catamaran improve training for university rowing crew.

  • Description

    Title reads: "California".

    United States of America (USA).

    Novelty boat race training at American University. Various shots of rowing crews in training on river. Various shots of training invention; two joined together, looks like a catamaran. The coach walks up middle of "shell barge" (the crew's name for the contraption) checking each rower's technique.

    Note: not sure whether this is in Washington State or Washington D.C. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    949.17
    Media URN:
    16177
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:00:00 / 01:12:45:00
    Canister:
    37/102

Comments (1)

  1. British Pathé says

    A visitor to the website has written to us with more information.

    The images were filmed on Portage Bay in Seattle Washington. Also the rowing style, which was novel in 1937, is undoubtedly that of the University of Washington.

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