The Bowdoin Rowing boathouse, which is named Smith Boathouse,
sits on the New Meadows River, 4.5 miles down Bath Road from the
Bowdoin College campus. The river is tidal, inhabited by lots of
wildlife, and well protected for 1.5 miles downstream until it
opens in stages to the North Atlantic starting at about 8 miles
from the boathouse.
Smith House, which was dedicated on October 5, 2002, is adjacent to a 110' long by 12' wide dock, which allows the launch or retrieve of five fours simultaneously.
To complement their training on the water, athletes train indoors on Concept 2 ergometers in the club's training facility adjacent to the student union on campus.