In 2009, the Club was reactivated and reinstated as a member of the Schuylkill Navy and continues to be an administrative center for rowing in Philadelphia with the Schuylkill Navy, the Philadelphia Center for Adaptive Sports, the Dad Vail Regatta, the Frostbite Regatta, and La Salle College High School being its tenants.
In 2010, extensive renovations were completed to the building exterior, boat bay, first and second floors.
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We have a proud heritage, dating back to 1861, as indicated in our logo.
In the many years between 18, Pennsylvania Barge was recognized as a powerhouse of rowing, having won numerous medals and regattas.
Because of its loss of membership, in 1955, the Club turned its boathouse over to a sucession of caretaker organizations and the building served as an administrative center for rowing, including serving as headquarters for the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen (which later became USRowing), as well as, the Schuylkill Navy, the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association, the Middle States Regatta Association, the Center for Adaptive Sports, the Frostbite Regatta, and the Dad Vail Rowing Association.
In 2009, the Pennsylvania Barge Club was reestablished as a rowing club.