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Minto 9’ Rowing Tender

Prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, small rowboat or even as a sailing boat, the Minto rows exceptionally well with one, two or three adults on board. According to retired boat builder Les Curley, in the late 1950s the “original” wooden hull was found washed up on the grounds of “Our Lady Minto [...]

8 Ways Less is More With Outdoor Adventure Rowing

Rowing is one of the best health and fitness activities in existence. It’s a total body workout that is gentle and effective. Whitehall Spirit® all water rowing / sculling boats are safe and easily handle wind and waves. You can even get them with sails, which adds yet another dimension to being out on the [...]

Yes, Row-Camping is a Thing!

Having worked for Whitehall for over a year and half now, the time had come (and I finally found the time) for my partner and I to take a boat out for an extended cruise, complete with camping gear, food, water, beverages, etc., for the Canada Day long weekend in July. Even the forecast looked [...]

The Minto 9 Rowboat A Well Loved Family Dinghy

For over 50 years the Minto 9 Rowing Tender has been one of the most popular small rowboats in the Pacific Northwest. Generations of kids first learned to row in this dinghy. Sailors and power boaters alike treasured it for use as a shore boat or ship's tender. Back In the late 1950s, according to [...]

Who Buys a Whitehall Rowboat?

A good question, with many answers. Whitehall Rowing and Sail sell our all-water rowboats to a variety of people that I’ve loosely categorized as the following. Some overlap categories, while others defy categorization: “I Used to Crew in College” At boat shows we get this a LOT! People in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s... all [...]

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