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Preview: 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.

Whatehall boats are excellent for landing ashore.

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