The Rowboat, As Human Powered Transport

Motorized Rowboat
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A motorized rowboat could somehow seem like cheating. But remove the motor and it becomes a rowboat again. Here, a motorized rowboat was used by staff to maintain the lake.


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Rowboat Down Below Monterey Wharf
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An old, thin-walled fiberglass rowboat was visible from Monterey Wharf. Down below, its wooden seats and oars could be seen, as well as a bit of trash.


The Rowboat - Human Powered Transport   •  Monterey Harbor internal link Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 15 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:22:24 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1855
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Rowboats For Rent
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Row boats and electric boats were for rent at the boat house. Here, a rowboat was stored leaning against a post on shore.


Rowboat - Human Powered Transport   •  Harding Park internal link Lake Merced, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 23 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 12:29:02 Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #122902_3628BCX
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Watched Blue Angels
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The water out on the bay was a little rough that day, with low clouds threatening the air show. Here was one brave fellow, rowing the bay alone in a small rowboat.


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Inflatable Rowboat
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An inflatable dinghy, when rowed, can become a rowboat. Here the boat was rowed into the floating docks from a sailboat moored off shore.


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Hungry Tree
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A rowboat on the lake drew near a tree. The tree almost resembled a dinosaur head, or dragon head, leaning over the water ready to snap up the rowboat as a morsel.


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Seen From Bridge
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This rowboat was seen from the bridge over the lake. The lake surrounds an island and the lake is shaped like a doughnut. Hence bridges over it.


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Beyond His Capabilities
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The nice thing about a city lake is that it gives city folk a chance to learn to row. Here a man was just beginning to understand the theory.


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Blue Boat On Swells
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The canal boat was a motor craft that putted slowly up the canal. Yet even slow, the canal boat created swells. Here a blue rowboat was caught in those swells as the canal boat passed.


Rowboat - Human Powered Transport   •  Canal du Midi internal link France   •  (Photo posted Saturday 30 June 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2006)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_10
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Handsome Rowboat
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The sun was about an hour from setting when we moored just across from this rowboat. Three photographers sat on deck and waited for the best light. This is one of the three good shots taken, see also internal link and internal link.

This photo was used as inspiration for a painting by Tim Gier external link.


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Wooden Rowboat
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A well crafted old rowboat was found tied to shore near a marina. The red rub-rail and the faded green suggest this was once a very handsome boat.


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Rowboat Upside Down
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A rowboat stored upside down on the canal shore. The ropes were strung as a fence to keep canal boaters away from the rowboat.


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Old Metal Rowboat
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An old metal rowboat was found tied up near the canal shore. It still floated so was clearly not abandoned.


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Fine Wooden Rowboat
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This finely made wooden row boat was spotted just off the Embarcadero in San Francisco Bay. It was far away but appeared to be hand made.


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Man Stood
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In general it is not wise to stand in a rowboat but, at the wide end, it is most stable. Here the man was about to stand and look through binoculars.


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Late Afternoon Sun
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The sun was just setting that afternoon and a family paused from rowing to take in the placid scene.


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A Rowboat On The Beach, San Juan Del Sur
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An old, somewhat worn fiberglass rowboat had been pulled high up onto the beach and left there. Its oar locks had been removed and someone had laid a blue t-shirt over its bow.


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Rowboat On Canal Shore
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Canal de la Somme runs through the north of France. Mostly through the scenic Somme Valley. Although wide and well groomed for the most part, the canal can become rustic in places such as this.


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Rowboat Moored Off Shore
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Saint-Valery, France is on the northern coast just below Great Britain. Here a small rowboat was moored just off shore in the English Channel.


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