PBC and Boathouse Row. Image from National Archives, early 20th century. PBC with the ‘witches hat’ bay and covered porch looking out over the river. In foreground are tour boats that conveyed visitors upriver to the Centennial Fairgrounds.
PBC and Boathouse Row. Image from National Archives, early 20th century.
Hurricane Irene, August27, 2011. The Schuylkill River rose and flooded boat bays. Ken Shaw had already taken all boats to higher ground. Within a day the floodwaters receded, and boat bays and docks were back to normal.
On the River
Summer 2011 – The next generation of Pennsylvania Barge Oarsmen readying for race in Four-Oared with Cox.
Philadelphia Frostbite Regatta – a premier autumn regatta supported by PBC
Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports – hosted and supported by PBC
LaSalle College Preparatory School – the young Explorers are hosted in PBC’s #4 Boathouse
Pennsylvania Barge Club has been rowing under these colors since the end of the Civil War.
The Schuylkill Navy, the country’s oldest amateur athletic association is hosted in PBC’s #4 Boathouse Row.