In the summer of 2001, Columbia completed construction of the 1929 Boathouse, which was built through the generous contributions of Columbia Rowing supporters. The facility, the newest in the Ivy League, is a three-bay shell house, complete with an upper level that includes an erg and weight room and a beautiful meeting area overlooking the water.
The 1929 Boathouse stands immediately next to the Gould-Remmer Boathouse, which was originally constructed in 1895 as the Gould Boathouse at 116th Street on the Hudson River. It was relocated to its current site, and in 1989, was renamed to honor the late Eugene H. Remmer ‘40CC, ‘41SEAS, a varsity oarsman and longtime supporter of Columbia Athletics.
The buildings sit at one of the most picturesque locations in New York City. They are located aside beautiful Inwood Hill Park, overlooking the confluence of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers and the famed Spuyten Duyvil.
The 1929 Boathouse is part of a larger facility, Baker Athletics Complex, which houses the Dick Savitt Tennis Center, Robert K. Kraft at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, which is used for football and lacrosse; the Columbia Softball Complex, Columbia Field Hockey Venue; Columbia Soccer Stadium and Robertson Field at Satow Baseball Stadium. The facility provides a close, family-like atmosphere to be enjoyed by Columbia’s student-athletes.