ALDEN Rowing Shells
Pictured below is an antique single scull, 32 ft. x
10.5 in. waterline width, 34.5 lbs. complete, single veneer mahogany, 2oz
fiberglass cloth (added when 100% restoration was done). All original:
includes hollow steel riggers, leather seat with bronze traveling wheels,
leather clogs with copper heal cups, original deck (varnished fabric) is in a
box. Deck is clear plastic for viewing the fabulous, intricate, dovetailed
framework. Made circa 1900. Has the name John Blakey, Cambridge Mass. on the
deck - builder and or owner? Under seat reads: Harwood Mfg.Co.,91 Sumner St.
The cover of the Saturday Evening Post of August 15,1936 featured the artwork
of 2 singles racing, and they are of identical construction as mine. This
cover was also featured on the poster for the 1983 Men's Nationals. A framed
copy of this is included. The boat rows like a dream and leaves little wake.
It carries my 180 lbs. well. I call her "wakeless - dreamboat". Bud
racing at Head of the Charles - 1995 in photo below.