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Navy Lightweight Crew Timeline through 2009
Special thanks to Dale P. Hurly, Jr. '89 and Christopher L. (Kit) Vallhonrat '93 for researching this timeline through 2001. For history through the present, please go to the media guide on the Navy Lightweight Crew website.

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The USNA Alumni Association and Foundation

Friends of Rowing History
Special thanks to Thomas E. Weil, Jr. (Yale '70) et al. for their love of rowing and preserving this history.

Rowing Evolution

The NavyLights74-78 Yahoo Group

A Short History of Navy Lightweight Crew (Shipmate, August 2006)

Navy Lightweight Crew Vintage Photos (Shipmate, August 2006)

Special thanks to Tom Weil (Yale 1970) for information regarding lightweight rowing history in the U.S.
Weil, Thomas E., Jr., "One Fifty…and Counting! A brief history of men’s lightweight rowing and the HYP rivalry" (2003).

And, special thanks to Hub Davidson ’45, Jack McNish ’55, Ken Costilow ’56, Ben George ’56, Darrow Kirkpatrick ’57, Terry Priebe ’58, Ernie Fischer ’62, Bob Greenman ’62, Bob Kennelly ’62, Arnie Hafner ’62, Ward Bond ’63, Felix de Golian ’63, and Rich Wilson ’63 for their stories and photos of Navy's FirstLites of the modern era and to Mike Longworth ’71, Jim Snead ’73, Henry Netzer '74, Steve Hall '75, Steve Nimitz ’76, and Rob and Craig Friedrich for their photos and additions to the later history.

-- Gary A. Lundeen '75