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Feathering My Oars in a Most Scientific Manner: Women, Rowing and Lago Maggiore

Those words, “feathering my oars in a most scientific manner”, were written by Abigail May Alcott Nieriker in 1873, although attributed to her sister Louisa May Alcott of Little Women fame. In those days, women did not row. Or rarely.  In fact the full quote about a row on River...