The “Allie Lymenstull” Cup, an award to be presented to the fastest single rowing boat each year, from the Quincy 5 Miler. This award was created to honor Allie’s contribution to local river culture, and local rowing history.
Each year, the fastest single boat from the Quincy 5 Miler, will have a plaque added with their name and winning time. The Allie Lymenstull Cup will be on display at South Side Boat Club. It will remain at the club for all to enjoy.
Allie Lymenstull was a second generation Quincy Rower and expert waterman, active in the Quincy area wildlife and river recreational issues. He was a on the executive committee of Quincy’s South Side Boat Club for decades and both he and his father were strong rowers back in the days when Quincy was known as a powerhouse in the national, and even international rowing competition scene.
Sadly, Allie passed away just day before the first Quincy 5 Miler, held in September of 2012.
Allie served in the U. S. Navy in World War II, joining the Navy in January 1942 after Pearl Harbor. He attended Aviation Machinists School. He Served in the Navy Air Force in the Southwest Pacific in VP71 Catalina flying boats and then in VB-104 Navy Liberators for two tours in the combat zones. His first tour was Guadalcanal and Munda in the Solomon Islands. After 30 day rest leave he rejoined the squadron and went back out to Morotai in the Dutch East Indies then went to Leyte, Philippine Islands then to Clark field on Luzon. Had a total of 140 combat missions, in PBY’s (16) BP4Y’s (B24’s) I24. On a August 28, 1943 mission they shot down a large engine Japanese flying boat. Later they discovered that a Japanese General, Navy Captain, 9 submarine commanders and lieutenants were passengers on that plane plus, it’s 8 man crew. VB104 was the only navy air squadron in WWII to receive 2 presidential unit citations, 1 Philippine presidential unit citation, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 6 air medals, 10 battle stars in Asiatic-Pacific Area ribbon and 2 stars in Philippine Liberation ribbon. After WWII Allie joined Otis Elevator Co. for 38 years.
Allie Lymenstull Cup Winners
2012 – Ray Thomas (Rowing Shell)
2013 Rudy Ryback (Rowing Shell)
2014 Michael Batsie (Unlimited Kayak)
2015 Ray Thomas (Rowing Shell)
2016 Tom Selva (Unlimited Kayak)