A large audience of over two thousand people assembled in the vicinity of the Union boathouse last Saturday afternoon to witness the regatta given under the auspices of the Union boat Club. The event was, of course, of especial interest to Harvard men in view of the approaching Columbia and Yale races, and, as a consequence, they gathered in large numbers about the boat-house and at the Beacon-street wall. Among the spectators were a goodly number of ladies, many of whom displayed the familiar crimson parasols and who joined heartily in the cheers for the college crews. The general state of the weather was delightful, but on the return course the oarsmen were seriously interfered with by the stiff breeze that blew up the river, while in the upper part of the course the water was quite lumpy, so that several of the boats shipped water. In view of these circumstances it will be seen that the time made is rather good.

THE SINGLE SCULL.For this there were seven entries and five starters. The winner was John Buckly of Portland, Me., who crossed the line in 14 min. 32 sec.

THE EIGHT OARED.The principal feature of the day was, of course, the race between the 'Varsity, Freshman and the Narragansett crew of Providence. The crews were made up as follows :


Positions. Names. Weight.

Bow E. T. Cabot 172

No. 2 F. L. Sawyer 169

No. 3 R. P. Perkins 179

No. 4 (and captain) C. M. Hammond 181

No. 5 E. A. S. Clarke 177

No. 6 S. T. Hudgens 180

No. 7 W. Chalfant 180

Stroke C. P. Curtis 152

Coxswain S. P. Sanger 96

Average weight of men, 165 pounds.


Bow R. L. McCook 142 1/2

No. 2 O. R. Hanson 154

No. 3 S. P. Reed 159

No. 4 C. L. Barnes 149

No. 5 A. G. Kollock 175

No. 6 C. F. Gilman 171

No. 7 J. J. Storrow 159

Coxswain J. L. Whiteside 94

Stroke A. Keefe 150

Average weight of men, 150 pounds.


Bow and captain H. W. Rice 145

No. 2 C. A. Burbank 148

No. 3 E. H. Tingley 132

No. 4 N. E. Davis 169

No. 5 J. L. Cattamach 165

No. 6 J. W. Moore 157 1/2

No. 7 H. A. Kirby 160

Stroke F. D. Livermore 136

Coxswain D. J. Boyd 68

Average weight of men, 153 pounds.

The Providence crew had the inside position, and so took its place near the eastern shore, with the 'Varsity next and the Freshman outside; the Freshman it will be seen were then compelled to take the rough water. The boats were readily got into line and when the word was given at the first attempt were off, the Narragansetts taking the water first, with a stroke at the start of 38 to a minute, and at about 95 yards from the "go" were near half a length ahead of the 'Varsity. The 'Varsity at this time were pulling 35, and the '85 crew 34. For about a quarter of a mile the face of the race did not change its features, and the Narragansetts were unable to better their lead, while it was very evident that their jerky stroke was beginning to tell on their form. The University Crew, on the other hand, made glad the hearts of every Harvard man who was there to see them give the familiar "old Harvard swing," that has so often brought victory to the crimson. For a while they kept their 35 stroke, but at about a quarter of mile they raised it to 37 without any apparent effort and drew up to the Providence boat who at once spurted to 40, but to no avail. During this time the freshmen had not been idle but were pulling gallantly for a place next to the 'Varsity. The latter steadily and surely went away from its rivals, until at the half they were a full length and a half from the Narragansetts and about three and a half from the freshmen, who were at this time rowing 34 to the minute, while both the other crews were using 36. There was little changing to the end of the first mile, but on entering the second the Narragansetts tried for a lead, which caused the 'Varsity to work a little more. When the Providence crew ceased from their spurt the freshman coxswain urged on his men, who for a while made a beautiful race for second place, but were soon compelled to yield to the better form and beef of the now hard-pushed Narragansetts. The 'Varsity rowed at their ease until nearing the end, when they spurted in a beautiful manner with 40 strokes to the minute and crossed the line in 11 min. 30 sec., the Narragansetts 29 seconds behind them, and the freshmen 6 seconds behind the latter.

The double scull was won by John Buckly and mate in 14 min. 23 sec.