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.”
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.