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Duluth Rowing Club Reveals New Rowing Center

The Duluth Rowing Club showed off its' new facility to the public. The Duluth Rowing Club showed off its' new facility to the public. |  Photo: WDIO

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: July 12, 2019 10:24 PM

The Duluth Rowing Club was excited to display its new rowing center to the public Friday.

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The $1.5 million facility took several years of fundraising, permit processing, and hard work from volunteers to get it done.

The facility offers plenty of space to store eight, four, double and single rowing boats. Lots of space is needed with the 200 people involved in the rowing club, a majority being kids with 144 members.

The new space offers docks, launching areas, four coach boats, and a classroom area to train and teach in.

Rowing club members say their classes are full and have seen the popularity of the sport growing, especially this year. Members say the new facility has given the club more visibility in the community, something they weren't sure would be the case when they had to tear down the old building.

"The rowing club is here to stay. Rowing is one of the oldest sports we have in Duluth, it started in 1886. Our old building we were worried was going to fall into the bay at some point so this means we are here to serve generations of rowers for many generations to come,” Jenny Peterson, a co-chair of the fundraising committee for the Duluth Rowing Club, said.

The rowing club celebrated by having the community come and see the facility while enjoying music and snacks at the new building. It’s located on 3911 Minnesota Ave.

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Alejandra Palacios

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