Hull, MA, Snow Row This Saturday

Snow Row. Photo courtesy Hull Life Saving Museum.

The Hull Lifesaving Museum will hold it’s the 32nd annual Snow Row on Saturday, March 12, at the Windmill Point Boathouse in Hull, Massachusetts. The event is the HLM’s signature rowing race, and covers a 3-mile triangular course starting off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore.

Huge crowds gather on the beach beside the museum’s Windmill Point Boathouse to share in the wild, LeMans-style start, unpredictable weather and gathering of gorgeous boats.

The event is as much of a thrill for spectators as for participants, who can get a great view of the course from the starting point. A Harbor Express high-speed ferry, with boarding at Pemberton Pier, follows the race course, affording spectators an even closer view of the event. It is also a rare opportunity to see, up close, rowers of all ages and their stunning array of wooden pulling boats—peapods, dories, wherries, whitehalls, ocean shells, kayaks, pilot gigs, captain’s gigs, and Irish currachs. The race has 5 boat categories: workboats, livery boats, coxed boats, ocean kayaks, and ocean shells.

For the 10th year, crews from Cornwall, U.K., will participate. Youth and adult crews and rowers from all over New England, New York, and along the East Coast will join them.

After watching the excitement of the Snow Row’s one-of-a-kind start, visitors are welcome to visit the Lifesaving Museum, a mile from the boathouse, which will be open throughout the day with free admission.

2010 Snow Row Videos:


Video of the Snow Row Race in Hull Massachusetts on March 6, 2010. By Cathleen Jeffrey of The Hull Sun.


Annual Snow Row Event (named for Edward Rowe Snow) from the Hull Lifesaving Museum. Video by jhooperdean

Contact Information:

General Information:


  • Saturday, March 12, Race Start: Noon


  • Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street, Hull, MA


  • $20 for racers (spectators free)

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