On Cinco de Mayo in 2023, we will celebrate our sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. We are honored to be the oldest rowing club in San Francisco and one of the oldest in the West. The founding members of the Club were not from the “elite” East Coast college crews teams, but rather were drawn from the working waterfront occupations of the ‘south end’of San Francisco. Back then, San Francisco was bustling with maritime industry with many South Enders working on the hay wharfs. The scow Alma was one of the ships that frequented these wharfs so its fitting that her home is in Aquatic Park near the South End boathouse.