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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

31 July 2014

❖ POCOCK QUOTE ❖

"When you get the rhythm in an eight, it's pure pleasure to be in it. It's not hard work when the rhythm comes––that 'swing' as they call it. I've heard men shriek out with delight when that swing came in an eight; it's a thing they'll never forget as long as they live." George Yeoman Pocock.
The U of W Eight plus cox in their Pocock
HUSKY CLIPPER, 

with a 'swing' that earned them the 
1936 Olympic gold, Berlin.

Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©


1 comment:

  1. Love your post, especially after reading The Boys in the Boat!

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