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Students compete in boat race

VERGENNES-Four youth teams, two from Vergennes Union Middle and High Schools, one from Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School and one from Burlington High School traveled to Hull, Mass., and Bostonharbor last weekend as part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's Champlain Longboats program to participate in the Snow Row, a 3-mile rowing race sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum.

Thirty eight rowing gigs from around New England participated on this blustery late winter day. Winds were out of the northwest at 15-20 knots.

The Vergennes team, rowing the boat Harvest Moon, placed first with a time of 41 minutes 44 seconds in the youth pro six-oared division and were the fourth boat over the finish line. Vergennes second crew, rowing Osprey finished 3rd in the youth amateur six-oared division with a time of 1 hour and 3 seconds.

Burlington High School, rowing WindRose, finished first in the mixed youth/adult six-oared division (they had to replace a rower at the last minute with an adult) with a time of 46 minutes and 38 seconds.

Mt. Abraham Union schools, rowing American Shad, finished fourth in the youth amateur four-oared division with a time of 1 hour and 19 minutes.

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