The committee in charge of the semicentennial dinner which was recently held in New York in commemoration of the first intercollegiate regatta, held by Harvard and Yale in 1852, has published a souvenir volume containing a complete account of the regatta, with biographical sketches of those most prominently connected with it. A few copies of the book are in the charge of D. D. L. McGrew '03, and may be obtained from him at two dollars each.
The regatta of which the book gives an account was rowed on Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire, on August 3, 1852, over a two mile course, and was won by the Harvard boat, the Oneida, which defeated the Yale boat, the Halcyon, by four lengths. The time was about fourteen minutes. This race is of special interest in the annals of intercollegiate competitions in America, for from it proceeded a wide and varied development of intercollegiate sports, extending even to contests with foreign universities.