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Potomac Paddle XXIX

  • 09/03/2016
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thompson's Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC
Join Cornell in Washington students, Cornell alumni, and friends for a leisurely 3-hour canoe escapade on the Potomac River. Come alone or with a friend; it is not necessary to come with a boat-mate. We’ll go upstream from Georgetown toward Chain Bridge and then reverse course to lunch on Roosevelt Island. Bring your own food/fluids, sunscreen, hat, etc. Swimmers only.

Please note the time and location. We will meet at Thompson Boat Center. Please arrive on time (or before) to ensure availability of boats. We come back by noon.

Dress: Sports/Outdoor

Map/directions: Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, MapQuest
Neighborhood: DC-Georgetown

Metro: Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue)


Thompson Boat Center is located at the intersection of Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Ave on the edge of Georgetown, on the Rock Creek Parkway bicycle path.

Thompson's is about 6 blocks west of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro, or about 3 blocks south of M Street Circulator and Metrobus stops.

Driving directions are available at

Limited metered 3-hour parking is available (bring quarters).

Cost/RSVP -

You must bring a credit card in order to rent a boat. The credit card serves as a deposit. Afterward, you may pay via credit card or cash. "Canoe rental is $35 (2 or 3 people), single kayak is $40 (1 person), and double kayak is $50 (2 people), paid at TBC."  TBC does not take reservations, so we may not be able to guarantee you get your preferred kind of boat.

RSVP by Wednesday, August 31st to Clint Brass '90.  Please provide name, e-mail address, a telephone number where you can be reached shortly before the event in case of bad weather, and number of people coming (friends are welcome). To comply with University policy, participants will be asked to sign a standard release form.


Clint Brass,

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