Ralph Sylvester ’50 Crew Shell Dedication: Photo Gallery

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, members of the Bates rowing team, alumni, parents, and friends gathered in Perry Atrium in Pettengill Hall to honor Ralph Sylvester ’50 with a crew shell in his name.

Sylvester christened the new rowing shell, and Bates Rowing Head Coach Peter Steenstra presented him with a blade during the dedication ceremony making Sylvester the only non-rower to receive one.