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Malta Boat Club

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Established  1860
President  Phil Marcella
Secretary  Kip Wetzel
Added to NRHP  27 February 1987
Navy admission  1865
Vice President  Jeff Cutler
Phone  +1 215-769-9030
Home water  Schuylkill River
Malta Boat Club
Location  #9 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Address  9 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Similar  Vesper Boat Club, Crescent Boat Club, Boathouse Row, Vesper, Phila Yacht Club Inc
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Malta Boat Club is an amateur rowing club located at #9 Boathouse Row in the historic Boathouse Row of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1865, the Club joined the Schuylkill Navy when it relocated to the Schuylkill River from the Delaware River and purchased the facilities of the now defunct Excelsior Club. While on the Delaware, the club occupied a house on Smith’s Island where the club stored its boat called the “Minnehaha”. The Club was founded by members of the Minnehaha Lodge of the Sons of Malta. The Sons of Malta, originally organized in the South, did not survive the Civil War.

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As four members of the US National Team row out of Malta, the Club was well represented at the 2009 World Championships.

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The Boathouse

In 1873, Malta, in conjunction with Vesper Boat Club, built a 1 12-story boat house. In 1880, the boat house was expanded.

In 1901, brothers George W. and William D. Hewitt designed more substantial additions including a third story to make Malta the tallest boathouse on Boathouse Row. The Hewitt brothers had been Frank Furness’s partner until 1876, and they designed the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the Bourse Building, and the Wissahickon Inn.

US National Team Athletes

1970s

  • Stan Depman
  • Fred H. Duling
  • Rick Stehlik
  • 1980s

    1990s

  • Fred S. Duling
  • Tom Loughlin
  • Marc Millard
  • 2000s

  • Sam Cunningham
  • Shane Madden
  • Marc Millard
  • Rich Montgomery
  • 2010s

  • Sam Cunningham
  • Bob Duff
  • Colin Ethridge
  • Christopher Lambert
  • Shane Madden
  • Tyler Nase
  • David Smith
  • References

    Malta Boat Club Wikipedia


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