Our Mission

The driving principles of the 19th century coastal lifesavers – Skills, Courage, and Caring – are the foundations of the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s commitment to impact individual lives for the better. We foster a community dedicated to the preservation of Boston Harbor’s rich maritime heritage and lifesaving traditions through exhibits, collections, open-water rowing programs and stewardship of our historic sites

Our Programs

Adult Rowing in Boston and Hull
The best mental health activity in Greater Boston can be found at Windmill Point, in Hull and the Boston Rowing Center at Fort Point Channel in Boston. The uninitiated need only bring appropriate footwear (that which can get wet) and a good sense of humor to learn the time-honored skill of “pulling together.” As with all of the on the water programs, we row in Whitehall Fours, Pilot Gigs, barges, and Captain’s gigs, choosing a boat each outing to match the crew that shows up on the beach. Warning: open-water rowing can be habit forming.

For first time rowers, we suggest that you plan your first rowing voyage for a Saturday morning. Also, we recommend that you call to ensure that non impromptu activities have been planned for the day. Rowing memberships are open to all people 18 years and older. For more information or for daily scheduling questions call: (781)-925-5433.

Hull Rowing Schedule:
Where: Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street, Hull
When: 
Saturdays, 7:30 am, year-round
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, (June 30-August 26 only)

Boston Rowing Schedule:
Where: Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Restaurant
Fort Point Channel, Boston
When: 
Saturdays, 10::00 am
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm (March 13 – November 6 only)

Boston Youth Rowing-Home Waters
Combining on-the-water adventure and athletics with academic support and recreation, Home Waters is an after school program (2:00 – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday) serving several hundred Boston kids, ages 10-21, each year. Boston Youth Rowing runs year-round out of the museum’s urban site on Fort Point Channel in Boston and is open to any young person in Boston free of charge. Young people are welcome to drop-in or may contact us at: (781) 925-5433.

Same Boat
We’re All in the Same Boat: Learn to row in Boston Harbor! “Same Boat” is a summer-long project focused on offering camps and programs throughout the city a fun, upbeat, different way to learn all about teamwork and personal development. This program serves boys and girls, ages 9-15, and is suitable for mainstream children as well as those with emotional, cognitive, and limited physical impairments. Groups come to the program twice a week for two hour rowing sessions, receiving complete skills and safety training. By advance reservation only. Program directors or caseworkers, please contact us at (781) 925-5433.

About Us

ABOUT US: The Boston Rowing Center is the inner-harbor site for the Hull Lifesaving Museum.  Boston Harbor and the Harbor Islands are for everyone.  For nearly 40 years, we have been working in Boston to provide any and all people access to their waterfront, and to the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.  The… Read More