Run of the Charles
Canoe Race
April 29, 2001

1.  Getting the canoes in the water

2.  Looking at the river doesn't help...

3.  Circling in a ring dance doesn't help either...

 
 


4.  Sophomores are ahead already... 

5.  Yes, down the bank...

6.  The starting line is downstream to the left...

7.  Meanwhile, the junior boat is in drydock...

8.  Canoe in the water... empty...

9.  Race official tells us "You can go by bus instead"...

10.  Frosh at the end of second leg... third place here...

11.  Seniors happy to wait for their boat at Echo Bridge...

12.  Frosh happy to wait unaware of the portages to come...

13.  The portage around the mill's falls...

14.  Meanwhile, soph canoe reaches Waltham...

15.  Sophs seem to be taking their time in Waltham...

16.  Juniors arrive at Waltham... not far behind...

17.  Not quite as casual as the soph boat leaving the river...

18.  The frosh wait at Waltham as others pass by...

19.  And the seniors are still happy after their portage... now they're ahead of those frosh...

20.  The juniors wait, too, but see 16 above...

21. From the other side of the river in Waltham...

22.  Second to the finish line, the thrid year boat...

23.  Triumphalism, what more is there to say?...

24. The second place finishers...

25. Juniors and honorary juniors...

26.  Herter Park, Brighton, Massachusetts, Sunday, April 29, 2001.