National Geographic : 1939 Feb
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by B.Anthony Stewart FOLLY BRIDGE, OXFORD, "END OF THE LINE" FOR LONDON STEAMERS Where the Thames passes the University and the city of Oxford, it is known as the Isis. Above andbelow Oxford itbecomes the Thames again. Here the river teems with racing shells. The careless boatman may be fined if he gets in the way of avarsity eight. Because the Isis isnarrow and winding, races are rowed single file and points are scored by bumping the boat ahead. At the left may be seen the stern of one ofthesmall steamers that carry excursionists between Oxford and Kingston, about 90 miles.