Samuel P. Goddard Interview -- Discussing the Varsity Crew at Harvard College

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SG = Sam Goddard

SG (Goddard): And, uh, so, uh, (laughs) before that, however, I was down at Navy, and uh, uh, we were set off in what the referee ought never to have done. He set us off in a pretty strong blow. If we had a sail we'd a done better. But MIT sank on the way. They got so much water in them, they had to fish them all out of the river. Navy got to the dock, but they had so much water in it, they had to have help getting the shell out of the water. And, uh, we had a beautiful crew that year and we broke all the records. If we, if we had had -- I even remember the time for a mile and three-quarters it was 9 and a few seconds. And, uh, it was a big deal. They made a big thing out of it in the newspapers. The New York Times did a whole column and picture and all that kind of stuff. So it was pretty heady. And after that, one month later, I was peeling potatoes in the Jefferson Barracks kitchen.