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Pittsburgh Rowing Clubs in the 1870s

During the latter half of the 19th Century, when maps still showed the separate municipalities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny City (now the North Side) and Birmingham (now the South Side), more than 20 boathouses lined the banks of the three rivers.

A rowing almanac from 1874 lists 21 boat clubs within a few miles of the Point, along with the location of their boathouses and the courses where they conducted their races. The map at the bottom shows the location of the boathouses. (Move cursor over stars for club names.)

Columbia Boat Club – Morgan St., Allegheny City – Allegheny River
Duquesne Boat Club – Pine St., Allegheny City – Allegheny River
R.C. Howard Boat Club – Morgan St., Allegheny City – Allegheny River
J.B. Jones Boat Club – Morgan St., Allegheny City – Allegheny River
Xantho Boat Club – Walnut St., Allegheny City – Ohio River
Clipper Boat Club – 14th St., – Pittsburgh – Monongahela River
Excelsior Boat Club – Pittsburgh – Monongahela River
F. Fischer Barge Club – 8th St., Pittsburgh – Allegheny River
Jones & Laughlin Boat Club – 1st St., Pittsburgh – Upper Monongahela
Max Moorhead Boat Club – Soho, Pittsburgh – Upper Monongahela
John W. Pittock Barge Club – 13th St., Pittsburgh – Allegheny River
Pittsburgh Barge Club – 7th St., Pittsburgh – Monongahela & Ohio rivers
Soho Boat Club – Brady St., Pittsburgh – Monongahela River
De Rolfe Boat Club – 1st St., So. Pittsburgh – Monongahela River
Union Boat Club – Ross St., Pittsburgh – Monongahela River
Beck Boat Club – 15th St., Birmingham – Monongahela River
Chambers Boat Club – 10th St., Birmingham – Monongahela River
Good Will Boat Club – 9th St., Birmingham – Monongahela River
Juniata Boat Club – 10th St., Birmingham – Monongahela River
McKee Barge Club – 19th St. – E. Birmingham – Monongahela River
Sheridan Boat Club – 17th St., Birmingham – Monongahela River

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