Minnesota Boat Club
Rowing in Saint Paul Since 1870
Minnesota Boat Club has been promoting health and fitness through the sport of rowing since 1870. Our programs cater to a wide variety of competitive and recreational rowers. The historic boathouse is located on the shores of Raspberry Island and is the jewel of downtown Saint Paul's Mississippi waterfront. The club maintains a beautiful landscape and lovingly restored banquet hall available for your next special event.
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing early this morning of Miriam Baer, age 76. She died peacefully surrounded by family and those who loved her from complications of a stroke. We hope to celebrate her life with a gathering at the river. Further information from the family will be posted as it becomes available.
Miriam's service info:
Date: Monday, November 11th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC)
328 Maple Street
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Click here to view Miriam's obituary
Miriam Baer Donation
If you would like to contribute a donation in Miriam’s honor, please do so. The donation will go directly to Miriam’s grandchildren in support of their college fund.
This is a secure connection. Another option would be a check made payable to Leah Miriam Baer. Checks can be mailed to Zeph and Dana Baer, 2029 Wellesley Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105.
Here is the account info:
Acct # 130003085996
Routing # 031101321
Thank you for your donation.
2019 MBC Gala
Saturday, December 7th at 6:00 PM
Come and join the Minnesota Boat Club for the 35th edition of the annual gala on Saturday, December 7th at 6:00 PM! This year's theme is RailROW, going back to a time when saloons and railroad tycoons ruled over old St. Paul. Click here for registration, program, and silent/live auction items.
Our summer learn to row classes offer a unique opportunity to experience rowing on a beautiful stretch of the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul. Learn the basics of the rowing stroke in a stable, catamaran-style training boat, and later feel the exhilaration and speed in an 8-oared racing shell.
Our boathouse on Raspberry Island is filled with history, surrounded by natural beauty, and conveniently located in downtown Saint Paul. Our intimate indoor and outdoor event space is professionally managed by Mintahoe Catering & Events for an unforgettable experience. Learn more at the link below.
Minnesota Boat Club has a rich history as the oldest athletic institution in the State of Minnesota. Our rowers have been nationally competitive for nearly 150 years and our boathouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. MBC was one of the founding clubs of the longstanding North West International Rowing Association and have called Raspberry Island our home since the club was founded 1870.