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Many thanks to The London Rowing Club for facilitating this camera's location and to VPI Technology Group for capitally funding its installation in partnership with Thames 21. VPI Technology Group has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research Grant (SBIR) from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technologies to monitor and collect river-born litter. A full history of the Club has been written by Christopher Dodd to mark its first 150 years – “Water Boiling Aft — London Rowing Club, The First 150 Years, 1856–2006”. Here is a brief synopsis of the London story, originally written by Christopher for the 2006 British Rowing Almanack, and updated to cover some of our successes since… London Rowing Club made its debut on the bosom of old Father Thames on the evening of Thursday 22 May 1856. This bald, proud birth announcement followed a six week pregnancy after conception at a meeting at the Craven Hotel, Strand, where those summoned by a circular letter from Josias Nottidge resolved to ‘form themselves into an association to be called the London Rowing Club, having for its object the encouragement of rowing on the River Thames, and the bringing together of gentlemen interested in that sport.’ Click here to read more