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A crew team like no other

The crew team at Manchester (N.H.) Central High School has no money and borrowed boats. But they take on the elite prep schools of New England nonetheless.

Updated: January 27, 2006, 11:00 AM ET
By Don Barone | Special to Page 2

The Merrimack River that flows through Manchester, N.H., is a city river.

Water with an attitude, home to pissed-off geese and crows that will stare you down over a meal of dead squirrel.

Along a stretch of dandelion-riddled banks stands a portable toilet inked with an 800 number, next to a sloping cement boat launch.

Welcome to the home court of the Manchester Central High School crew team.

Where River meets Street.

Manchester Central, founded in 1846, is the oldest ...

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