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Email This Page to a FriendPreview: Workboat Beginnings, Part 3 – Whitehall Boats
August 23, 2013
Whitehall boats evolved along lower Manhattan's rough-and-tumble waterfront in the 19th Century. When a ship made port, Whitehalls capable of ferrying a half dozen or more seaman hungry for the fleshpots of the city, rushed forth to earn business. From these pragmatic beginnings a speedy, seaworthy, and beautiful style of rowing boat was born.