Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US

The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photographs by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Elizabeth Clark rows on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Elizabeth Clark rows on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
±OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club president Valerie Montes (C) briefs club members before rowing on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
±OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club president Valerie Montes (C) briefs club members before rowing on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
¯OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Bess Vance prepares to row aboard the "Lady of the Lake" on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
¯OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Bess Vance prepares to row aboard the "Lady of the Lake" on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
»OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Nathalie Richardson (R) waves to a passing club boat while rowing on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
»OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Nathalie Richardson (R) waves to a passing club boat while rowing on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Members of the Oakland Women's Rowing Club row on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Members of the Oakland Women's Rowing Club row on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Members of the Oakland Women's Rowing Club row on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Members of the Oakland Women's Rowing Club row on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Elizabeth Clark (C) rows on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Elizabeth Clark (C) rows on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake," is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Cheryl Armstrong Marks rows on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Cheryl Armstrong Marks rows on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
©OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Barbara Goldenberg navigates the boat while rowing on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
©OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Barbara Goldenberg navigates the boat while rowing on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Members of the Oakland Women's Rowing Club row on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Members of the Oakland Women's Rowing Club row on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
çOAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Gail Weininger wears a scarf with stars designating years of rowing with the club after a morning rowing session on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ladies of the Lake: Oldest women's rowing club in the US
çOAKLAND, CA - JULY 31: Oakland Women's Rowing Club member Gail Weininger wears a scarf with stars designating years of rowing with the club after a morning rowing session on Lake Merritt on July 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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