Hanlan hot-dogs it to win world rowing title on the Thames

  It was the biggest race of his life, and Toronto’s Edward “Ned” Hanlan was hot-dogging it. The single sculls rowing champion of Canada, the United States and Britain, the 5-foot-8-3/4-inch, 150-pound, 25-year-old Hanlan was competing on England’s Thames River for the world title against Edward Trickett, the 6-foot-3-inch, 185-pound, 29-year-old Australia champion on November 15, […]

Canada “chop-fallen” when its championship team loses rowing race

    “Canada is excited by the Boat race which comes off today between the ‘Paris crew’ of Saint John, N.B., and the Tyne crew of England,” says the Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Herald, September 15, 1870. Regarded as country bumpkins—a lighthouse keeper and three fishermen—the Saint John crew won the world rowing title at the […]