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West Side Rowing Club

Do you know that Buffalo has the largest single rowing club in the country? Yes, there are cities that have more rowing clubs, but the WSRC is the largest.
The club has been a fixture of the Buffalo waterfront for 93 years. WSRC was formed in 1912 and launched its high school program in 1921, which remains their biggest focus to this day, with hundreds of students passing through its doors daily. It’s become so crowded that there are proposals to use Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1905 boathouse vision to build another boathouse nearby. Aside from its high school programs and youth camp, WSRC also offers masters teams and learn-to-row programs for adults, giving former competitive rowers as well as those new to the sport a chance to get in a boat and compete. The club is nestled on a grassy stretch between the towering abutments of the Peace Bridge and the baseball diamonds of Lasalle Park.
Excerpt from Buffalo Rising Magazine contributor, L. Beebe. Summer/Fall Issue.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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