Monday, February 18, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
This spring, the National Sea Grant Program will be evaluating the projects and accomplishments of the MIT Sea Grant College Program over the past four years. A critical part of the review is testimony from partners on the positive impact of Sea Grant projects, including the CRAB and MIT Sea Grant Chart Project.
In preparation for this site review, I would like to solicit feedback from the Charles River community about the impact of the Chart Project. This feedback should include responses from people that lead and manage boathouses and programs as well as individual users of the river. Please distribute the link to this survey to members of the river community.
While our field work has been completed for the current version of the depth chart, we are actively exploring how the river has changed over time. To that end, we have developed an archive of documents, reports, maps, and charts to provide a historical perspective on how the Charles River, Boston Harbor, and Boston, in general, has changed since 1630. This archive can be found in the sidebar at http://www.CharlesRiverAllianceofBoaters.org/chart.
CRAB and MIT Sea Grant Chart Project
Sunday, December 2, 2018
It is cold on the River but warm in the clubs! Please see attached and share with your members, family and friends, a flyer for the
Cambridge Boat Club Arts & Craft Holiday Fair,
Sunday, December 9th from 10AM to 2PM
Cambridge Boat Club, 2 Gerry's Landing Road in Cambridge.
Local and boat club based artists will offer a variety of items for sale including artwork, ceramics, wearable items, hand painted cards and so much more.
Monday, September 24, 2018
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIPS, ESPECIALLY NEWTON AND WATERTOWN YACHT CLUBS.
Race Course: Eliot Bridge (near BB&N School) to North Beacon St. Bridge.
Race time: Noon to roughly 1pm. Might be faster, might be slower, depending on how young and/or inexperienced some of the rowers are.
the Head of the Quinnobequinn is a youth (kids 18 and under, and as young as 10 years old), in singles. This means that they are alone in the boat, steering a tricky course with obstacles to avoid, and having to execute their race strategy with no motivation or help from other rowers or a cox'n. These boats are also very tippy and require skill and concentration. All that said, this is a fantastic race with some really quality rowing and it provides great experience for these kids. We put many coaching launches on the course to keep an eye on everything and to lend a hand to kids that need it. Our goal is to give these kids the best racing experience possible.
Because of this, we ask that powerboaters (all boaters, too) avoid the race course for the duration of the race. So please plan to be below Eliot bridge PRIOR to Noon, or wait well above North Beacon St. until the last rower crosses the finish line (and they may be well back from the pack, so please be patient). We know that really impacts Watertown and Newton Yacht Clubs, and powerboaters wishing to use the powerboat ramp and we really appreciate your help and cooperation. Please adjust your plans accordingly.
We also understand that this, in some years, impacts the canoe and kayal rental, and we appreciate your willingness to work around the event. Hopefully this year, with a later date, is less of a burden on you.
Thanks everyone! It is a truly wonderful event and it could not happen without the support of the entire river community!