Sep 23, 2005 — Rowing is a sport that appeals to people for a number of reasons. It can be a leisurely way to spend some time on a river or lake, or enjoying the company of friends. Rowing can also be a competitive sport that combines strength, endurance and teamwork. A small group of North Country rowers is preparing for the Head of the Rideau race in Ottawa on Sunday. Todd Moe caught up with some of the Grateful Oars at their home waters, Norwood Lake, in St. Lawrence County. He spoke with Brooks Washburn, Jim Vitale, Mike Walter, Bill MacKentley, and the team's coxswain (the non-rowing member who steers the boat) Celia Norman, as they finished an evening workout.