Navigational dangers of the Charles were brusquely demonstrated today when two Yardlings with the call of the sea nearly blocked the channel by Lars Anderson Bridge.
Harold N. Arrowsmith '43, owner, and Marshall Dyer '43, his pilot, were testing a new type of sailing rig for a faltboot, the folding boat that goes into a suitcase. After a precarious voyage around the basin in front of Weld Boathouse, they found themselves dead in the path of an informal crew race. Tacking madly to avoid the onrushing eights, Pilot Dyer shattered his mast in the middle of the course.
One of the eights nearly crashed into a stanchion of Lars Anderson as its cox eagerly watched the tangle, and the motorboat following the race nearly ran down a laggard eight as it turned to come to the rescue.