The Smith House sits on the tidal New Meadows River, 4.5 miles from the Bowdoin College campus. The river is well protected for 1.5 miles downstream until it opens up in stages to the North Atlantic around 8 miles from the boathouse.
The boathouse was dedicated on October 5, 2002. It is complemented by a 110′ long dock which allows us to launch or retrieve five fours simultaneously.
From Bowdoin College, take Rt 24 (Bath Rd) to Cook’s Corner.
Go straight through the lights, leaving Rt 24 which turns right past Skillin’s Nursery on the right and prepare for a right turn at bottom of hill into Sawyer Park.
Sawyer Park is marked by a green sign and blue boat launch sign, a couple of hundred yards in on the left.
Note if you miss the turn into the Park you will see the New Meadows Marina on your right and cross the New Meadows River… turn around at the gas station and take the first left after the Marina.
In addition to their training on the water, Bowdoin rowers train indoors on Concept 2 ergometers in the club’s training facility adjacent to the student union on campus.