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George Logan

Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)

Mr Logan was one of the key links between Mercantile Rowing Club and the old Warehousemen's Club and racing amongst the warehouse companies.

The following obituary appeared in the 1943-44 annual report.

The death of Mr. George Logan, on 14th July, has severed yet another link with the earlier years pf the Mercantile Club.

Although it is now a number of years since Mr. Logan had taken an active part in rowing, he was formerly prominent in Club crews, and won a number of Maiden, Junior and Senior races. His racing career culminated in his selection in the Victorian crew which competed in the Interstate race at Hobart in 1910.

He also competed in a number of contests for the Warehousemen's Boat Race, as a member of crews representing Paterson, Laing and Bruce Ltd., in which firm he rose to be managing director. 

Possessed of an unassuming disposition, Mr. Logan nevertheless inspired confidence in all the crews in which he rowed, and was held in high regard, not only amongst members of this Club, but amongst others.

His sterling qualities and fine sportsmanship gained for him many friends. 

1910 Victorian crew with George in the three seat

Andrew Guerin
March 2023

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