A Boathouse for Our Rowers

The dock on Thorndike Pond for the soon to be constructed Steele Boathouse.

The dock on Thorndike Pond for the soon to be constructed Steele Boathouse.

Dublin School is happy to announce that construction on the brand new Steele Boathouse on Thorndike Pond began in earnest last week. The Dan Scully designed boathouse will be the first ever boathouse for the Dublin School crew team and will be yet another wonderful addition to the school's outstanding athletic facilities. Head of School Brad Bates commented that, "we are thrilled to have a beautiful building to support an activity that fits in so well with the mission of our school. Our rowers and their coaches have shown through their efforts on and off the water that they deserve a venue to both protect their boats and bring people together in community. We are so thankful to Tim Steele and his family for having the vision to support our student athletes as they work together to achieve goals that they did not always think were attainable."

Completing the site work for the Steele Boathouse.

Completing the site work for the Steele Boathouse.

The Steele Boathouse will be located on the grounds of Camp Wanocksett in Dublin and the School is building storage areas for the camp's canoes and kayaks in the building. The boathouse will have two bays for the Dublin shells and will hold up to twenty four boats and their oars. The upstairs will contain a meeting room and a deck looking over the finish line of the race course. Thorndike Pond, with stunning vistas of Mount Monadnock and with its waters protected from the wind, is an ideal location for training and racing. Dublin School's crews compete at the state and national level, with their boys' lightweight four recently participating in the USRowing Youth Nationals in Florida.

Isaac Traffie of A 61 Construction is serving as the General Contractor and Andy Hungerford will be serving as the school's project manager on the building. The Steele Boathouse is scheduled to be completed this fall. We look forward to seeing our students athletes rowing out of the boathouse this spring!

Elevation drawings for the Steele Boathouse.