Bob Ryden Boathouse
In the Fall of 1991 the Rowing Committee members contributed funds to build a new boathouse in Grand River Park. In the Spring of 1992 the boathouse was named in memory of Bob Ryden, a founding member of the Club, following his death in January of that year. By 1994 the 32 feet by 52 feet boathouse proved too small and a 44 feet by 54 feet addition was added. This was paid for by funds left to the Rowing Committee by Bob Ryden (who the boathouse is named after).
Our current collection of boats includes:
- 9 single recreational shells typically used by beginning and intermediate rowers
- 2 racing shells for light-weight rowers (<150 lbs)
- 1 for mid-weight rowers and several for heavy-weight rowers
- 5 double sculling shells and three quadruple sculling shells
- (2 of the quadruple shells can be rigged as a sweeping four)
In addition to club owned boats, many of the members own single sculling shells along with a few doubles.
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Today, the Bob Ryden Boathouse houses 22 club and 21 individually owned boats and is nestled between two MSU Crew Club and MSU Women's Rowing boathouses. Located on the banks of the Grand River in Lansing, there is a public boat launch area, close parking lot available, and public bathrooms.