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HISTORY and mission

photo credit amy wilton


It all started in…

… the fall of 2008, a group of passionate rowers in the Camden/Rockport area found a generous donor to help us buy some shells, and Megunticook Rowing was born. During the following winter of ’09 we worked with the Town of Camden to develop a license agreement giving us access to Megunticook Lake. We were able to park our trailer in the Barrett’s Cove parking lot and launch from the town beach there. The following season, the Town of Camden gave us permission to cut a path into the wooded section of land next to the beach, to build some temporary racks in a small clearing, and to install a dock from which to launch our shells. We are incredibly thankful to the Town of Camden for their willingness and cooperation in allowing us to get Megunticook Rowing “on the water.” In November of 2008, Megunticook Rowing became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of Megunticook Rowing is to create the opportunity for the sport of rowing in mid-coast Maine, to educate participants in rowing technique and the lifelong benefits of the sport of rowing. In the 10 years since Megunticook Rowing’s inception, hundreds of rowers have enjoyed getting on the water with us. We continue to realize the dream of our founders, value the significance of our stewardship of Megunticook Lake, and appreciate the lifelong benefits of rowing.


Community partnerships are important to us. Joining with organizations and individuals who support environmental stewardship, positive youth development, health and fitness across the lifespan, and a love of rowing, are at the core of our mission. Please join us in supporting these efforts by contacting us today!

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