The Harvard Book; A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches Volume 2

The Harvard Book; A Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...three miles is not enough to insure its correctness, for even after that the stake may be moved, accidentally or purposely. The time given in this account is always the qfizial time. The reader must estimate the correctness for himself In two instances remarkable circumstances relating thereto have been recorded. ting second prize in the other two, besides being constantly used as a practiceboat. In the spring of 1865 she was broken up and her fragments eagerly taken as relics by those among the students or Alumni who were near at hand, or who had friends at court. The cup won in the Beacon cup race of 1864 by the first Sophomore crew (1866) was presented, in the spring of 1865, on the institution of the "Harvard College Regatta," as a prize to be rowed for annually by all College crews other than the University crew. On the Fourth of July the successful Sophomore crew entered the City Regatta, and again Inet their opponents of last year, --the Biglin crew. High wind and rough water rendered this race a trial of seaworthiness of the boats rather than of the capacity of the crews. Harvard drew the outside (most exposed) position; and came in full of water 30 seconds behind the New-Yorkers, who rowed the three miles in 22 minutes 4 seconds. In this race a professional crew in the Amphitrite was distanced. The College Union Regatta came off this year, the first time since 1860, and was rowed on Lake Quinsigamond on the 29th of July. Harvard entered, besides the University crew, its Sophomore crew, --the one that had already rowed in three races this year so well, though so unsuccessfully. Yale, the only competing college this year, entered a University crew and a Sophomore crew as Harvard did. Harvard as usual employed no trainer, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683156X
  • 9781236831569