The shell which Webb has been building for the 'Varsity crew arrived yesterday afternoon from Worcester, having been transported to Cambridge in a wagon especially built for the purpose. The boat is 64 feet long, 22 inches wide, 10 or 14 1-2 inches deep, the last measurement being from the top of the washstreak. It weighs 236 pounds and is one foot longer than last year's boat. The shell is built of American cedar and is very strong and substantial, having been built to suit a crew averaging 176 pounds. It is longer than any other shell in the boathouse.
Instead of the ordinary leathers, shoes are to be bolted on the footboards. It is expected that this will give the men a firmer hold, and will prevent blistering of the feet.