Launch of the Cormorant

From Comorant Launch

Yesterday, Cormorant, a 14 ft New York Whitehall, built by VCB volunteers was launched at Dumbo Cove. More than 50 volunteers worked over seven weeks to complete the project–thanks to each and every one of you, and special thanks to our last-minute, walk-on artist, Ayhan Batuk, who did a masterful job of lettering, illustration, and Samoan-style line drawing. A huge thank you also goes out to Brooklyn Bridge Park for providing such a great building space.

On Wednesday the boat will be moved up to Prospect Park for the summer rowing season there–every Saturday from 12-4, June through the end of August, launching from the boat ramp at the western end of the lake. Please come row it there! And plenty of volunteer opportunities there, too–please let us know if you are interested.

Click HERE for a link to information about the Free Public Rowing program in Prospect Park.

From Comorant Launch
From Comorant Launch
From Comorant Launch
From Comorant Launch
Comorant Launch

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A Boat Grows in Brooklyn Bridge Park

From 2016-05-17

Village Community Boathouse boatbuilders, Marcel Dejean and Rob Buchanan collaborated with volunteers from the Brooklyn community to build a boat in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The 14 foot New York Whitehall Gig, is to be completed by this Saturday and launched Sunday, May 22 in Dumbo Cove (Main Street Beach). If there is time, volunteer boatbuilders can take the new boat for a brief row in the cove. The boat is destined for Prospect Park Lake where it will join the Village Community Boathouse flotilla and will be available to row every Saturday this summer.

Read all about boatbuilding in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the The Brooklyn Eagle story by Mary Frost: A Boat Grows in Brooklyn

Click HERE for a link to information about the Free Public Rowing program in Prospect Park.