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Rowboat With Beautiful Lines

From Godfrey Stephens.
It's at Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

yup, nice look, for sure.

Howard Taylor Taylor said...

All it needs is fishing pole.

Anonymous said...

Those beautiful lines are akin to the White Hull design, a very stable, but sleek design for fast rowing. The wine-glass shaped stern is very elegant... I spent my teenage years rowing one called the "Ladyslipper' out of Nanaimo, BC.

PS - first post to your blog (and of any), but have been a fan and inspired for years. David E.

Anonymous said...

A Whitehall rowboat, as described on classicrowboats.com, the Whitehall was developed over many years by expert builders on the eastern seaboard from the mid to late 1800's, most notably New York and Boston. Whitehalls were used widely for all types of waterfront business among other things. They were used by merchants, ships agents, boarding houses, chandlers, runners, smugglers, bandits, and law enforcement to name a few. The boats were used for their speed and capacity. They were absolutely necessary for business, legal or illegal. These requirements called for a swift, special craft that was manageable in foul weather, chop, and open water. The Whitehall was a vehicle of harbor and coastal transportation, primarily a rowing boat, but capable of a good showing under sail. It was fast, seaworthy, and trim.

Anonymous said...

'Eye Sweet'

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