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July 1917
2nd This morning we went down to the canal & put things in order for starting this afternoon. A bridge has been put across the "lagoon" also a large landing stage & a sort of a "Grandstand" made of the pontoons, which already presents an interesting aspect.
At 3 P.M. a preliminary start was made with the sports by the rowing. The course of 800 yards has been marked out on the canal, & the 8th Coy won a victory over the 14th Field Co. in the 10 oar "galley" race. With the four oar crew, ( I myself as cockswain) we scored a victory over the 8th by about 4 inches, & the 14th beat the H.Q. Crew by a length.

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