2010-09-02 / Front Page

Rowing around Conanicut Island


The Block Island Ferry can be seen in the distance on Saturday as some 63 rowing shells and kayaks waited in Mackerel Cove for the starting gun of the Jamestown Counter Revolution race. The weather couldn’t have been better for the crews manning the humanpowered vessels. Bill Prichett of Jamestown and Andrew Washburn of East Greenwich teamed up in the racing double scull to win the event in a blistering 1:50:32. The boats headed north in East Passage, around the top of the island and then south in West Passage to finish at Ft. Getty. The race was 15.5 miles long. The Block Island Ferry can be seen in the distance on Saturday as some 63 rowing shells and kayaks waited in Mackerel Cove for the starting gun of the Jamestown Counter Revolution race. The weather couldn’t have been better for the crews manning the humanpowered vessels. Bill Prichett of Jamestown and Andrew Washburn of East Greenwich teamed up in the racing double scull to win the event in a blistering 1:50:32. The boats headed north in East Passage, around the top of the island and then south in West Passage to finish at Ft. Getty. The race was 15.5 miles long.
Photo by Jeff McDonough Photo by Jeff McDonough

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