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At Newburgh on the Hudson River, a high-stakes sculling contest ends in controversy.

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09/09/1867

Along the Hudson River, on a course passing along the riverfront of the town of Newburgh, New York, a high-stakes single sculls race between famous rowers Walter Brown and James Hamill started just after six o'clock in the evening of a fine day.  The two and a half mile race ended in controversy, however, as a collision took place at the state-boat at the finish with both rowers claiming to have been ahead when fouled.  The judges ruled that Hamill was the innocent party and declared him the race winner.  (By John Osborne)   

Source Citation: 

"The Sculling Contest," Frank Leslie's Illustrated, September 28, 1867, p. 28.

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