Rowing on Boston Harbor with Hull Lifesaving Museum

Crew from Hull Lifesaving Museum at Windmill Point with Peddocks cast in fog. Photo/Hull Lifesaving Museum. What better, on a summer evening, than fresh air and a gorgeous view? Try this: the air and a view of the Harbor Islands, plus a seat in a pilot gig, a 32’ rowboat, with 6 new friends, an oar in your hands, and someone like Lory Newmyer cheering you on.

She was more than a cheering section. When I hopped into a boat recently with rowers from the Hull Lifesaving Museum rowing program, Newmyer, the museum’s executive director, doubled as coxswain. Or was it stand-up comedian? Or therapist for uncertain rowers?

It was all of the above. She steered and guided us through the waters off Windmill Point (aka Pemberton Point), at the very end of the Hull peninsula. Using gentle commands, she helped us move as one.

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