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Mohawk regatta a long tradition for rowers

Aqueduct Rowing Club and Freiends of Niskayuna Rowing sponsored Head of the Mohawk Regatta at Aqueduct Park at the Rexford Bridge on Saturday. Eric Hagberg moves his single scull from the waters after competing in the men's open division.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Aqueduct Rowing Club and Freiends of Niskayuna Rowing sponsored Head of the Mohawk Regatta at Aqueduct Park at the Rexford Bridge on Saturday. Eric Hagberg moves his single scull from the waters after competing in the men's open division.
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Bud Halsey massaged his right palm. His hands look the way any 65-year-old man’s might: speckled with color spots, lined with wrinkles from a life lived outdoors. The dry, recently cracked blisters on his right palm tell a story of triumph. “You’re supposed to keep the same grip,” he says, clenching his fingers with visible difficulty. Halsey’s grip just isn’t what it used to be. He hasn’t rowed any real distance since a stroke affected ...

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