Precariously seated in the coxswain's seat of the Leverett House shell, a blonde Wellesley sophomore caused endless confusion underneath the Larz Anderson bridge yesterday afternoon.
Boarding her craft upstream at the Cambridge Club, the Bunnies' new coxswain, Patty David of Dallas, successfully piloted her charges, all of them hanging at the catch, past a cheering Weld Boathouse float and disappeared downstream in the direction of Peter Black's Chinese Junk.
On the way back complications ensued. Not having bridges to cope with on Lake Waban, the coxswainess was terrified to see the Anderson structure approaching at a rapid speed, broke her rudder in avoiding it. Assistance was plentiful and the damage was soon remedied. Further confusion resulted when an eight and a single, neither one intent on their own rowing, side-swiped each other in the shadow of the bridge and the boat continued merrily on its way.