Video: Duwamish Rowing Club dedication celebration

Another milestone today for the new Duwamish Rowing Club, which hit the water in April after a year and a half of “talking, planning, and fundraising,” as organizer Mike Merta put it. It was a triple christening ceremony, as you can see in our video above – for the Comet, the South Park Community Center, and the Dorothy.

Among those on hand, City Council president Sally Clark, a rower herself:

(That’s Mike Merta toward the left side of the photo.) Today’s celebration included indoor festivities too, hosted by South Park Neighborhood Association president Dagmar Cronn:

The Duwamish Rowing Club now has a website, as well as its ongoing Facebook group, and if you have questions about joining/participating, you can e-mail Mike at

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