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Anacostia’s Historic Boathouses: Walking Tour

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join DCPL for an engaging walking tour featuring Anacostia’s Historic Boathouses. This tour will traverse between 0.7 miles to 1.0 mile and begins at the Eastern Power Boat Club. Learn about the history of boating in Southeast DC, with a specific focus on the community of Black boaters who found a home along the Anacostia River. This tour will conclude at the Seafarer’s Yacht Club, which is commonly known as the oldest operational Black boating club in America.

“Joseph Quarterman (left), Bob Martin, Howard Gasaway, and Chubby Martin wear their Captain’s uniforms as they prepare for the annual flag raising ceremony in June, 2016.” Photograph and caption by Becky Harlan.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register online so the boating clubs can prepare for the appropriate number of guests.

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June 17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Eastern Power Boat Club
1301 Water Street SE + Google Map