Tidal Basin Beach Officially Opens

Title

Tidal Basin Beach Officially Opens

Description

Even before the Tidal Basin was constructed, planners proposed to use it as a recreational bathing beach. On August 24, 1918, the Tidal Basin bathing beach officially opened with a water carnival. Diving competitions, swimming competitions, and canoe tilting contests were all held for men and women. The beach remained open until the mid-1920s, when it closed due to pollution.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

8/24/1918

Coverage

Event Sort Date

19180824

Description

Even before the Tidal Basin was constructed, planners proposed to use it as a recreational bathing beach. On August 24, 1918, the Tidal Basin bathing beach officially opened with a water carnival. Diving competitions, swimming competitions, and canoe tilting contests were all held for men and women. The beach remained open until the mid-1920s, when it closed due to pollution.

Date

8/24/1918

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.