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Invest in rowing to boost region

Invest in rowing to boost region

Now that billionaire Kevin Plank, a former Terps football player and founder of Under Armour, has acknowledged snapping up much of the waterfront around the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, we think Baltimore is poised to revive what was once the number one sport in the city: crew. In the 19th century, the Ariel, Undine, Zephyr and L'Hirondelle rowing clubs on the Middle Branch Basin drew 10,000 spectators to their races. But the sport has dwindled since World War II. Mr. Plank's interest in the Middle Branch area — coupled with casino impact funds, which could be used to improve the water quality — make now a perfect time to revitalize this part of...

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