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Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club scrapbooks

Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club scrapbooks

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RHC-54

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorMcQuewan, Charles
Title: Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club scrapbooks
Dates: 1877-1943
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet(1 box)
AbstractThe Owashtanong Boat Club was formed in 1884 and housed at Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was disbanded in 1900 and re-established in 1902 as the Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club. The collection consists of two scrapbooks of newsclippings, photographs, and ephemera collected by Charles McQuewan of the Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club.
Identification: RHC-54
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Collection Description

Two scrapbooks of newsclippings, photographs, postcards, and ephemera of the Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club. Photos were taken at regattas on Reeds Lake; the Grand River; Peoria, Illinois; and in Chicago of club members, and events. Historical articles, reports of regatta events, and articles featuring members Charles McQuewan and Jack Corbett are included. Programs include the First Grand Regatta on Great Salt Lake 1888, and Peoria Rowing Festival, and banquet and music programs and the GR Log, a publication of the Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club. Materials from the Central States Amater Rowing Association, and the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen are also included.


Administrative History

The club was formed in 1884 under the name Owashtanong Boat Club and housed at Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was disbanded in 1900 and re-established in 1902 as the Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club by Charlie McQuewan. Masonic Country Club of Western Michigan…The club competed in regattas and other competitions throughout the central Midwest. It did not possess the financial backing and equipment of its primary rivals, the Detroit and the Chicago clubs. Its colors were maroon and white.


Boats and boating
Canoes and canoeing
Corbet, John F.
Grand Haven (Mich.)
Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club.
Michigan
Owashtanong Boat Club.
Reeds Lake (Mich.)
Rowing clubs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item/Title], Grand Rapids Boat and Canoe Club scrapbooks (RHC-54). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Paul Springer in 2010.


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