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The old boathouse at William & Mary was located on Lake Matoaka near the Ice House Cove. It was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service. The boathouse had a 25-canoe capacity and an upper deck for viewing the lake.

Old Boathouse, 1935

Constructed: 1935

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The Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre was built on the site beginning in 1946.


  • University Archives Buildings File (2007), Boathouse, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.

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