The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Love of rowing leads men to form local club


August 10, 2017

Diana Zimmerman

The Doineann, which belongs to one of the Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Festival organizers, Julius Dalzell, was voted best row boat at the festival last weekend. The boat is used in one of Dalzell's other endeavors, the Cathlamet Rowing Club.

The Cathlamet Rowing Club was formed when two Wahkiakum residents, Julius Dalzell and Allen Bennett, decided to share their love of boats with others.

Dalzell, who grew up on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, spent a lot of time rowing small working boats in the Bay of Fundy.

Members of the Wahkiakum County club enjoy rowing, paddling and sailing those same kind of classic small crafts in the Columbia River. The group meets regularly to row, and they gather each New Year's Day for a special event. They meet to learn about the boats and their care, even going on a special tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

The club provides rowing lessons and has applied for membership to the Traditional Small Craft Association.

For more information, call Dalzell at 503-705-3442, Allen at 360-849-4424 or check out their Facebook page, Cathlamet Rowing Club.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018

Rendered 02/18/2019 04:25