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History of the Whitehall Rowboat Part III

Moving ahead to the present day, the growing interest in fitness and clean, pollution free, outdoor recreation has created a growing resurgence of interest in Whitehall rowboats that are built lightweight, in state of the art materials, and fitted with efficient slide seat rowing/sculling gear. The largest builder of Whitehall rowboats in the word [...]

History of the Whitehall Rowboat Part II

Captain Smith, born in Boston in 1869, tells us in a 1943 ‘Rudder’ magazine article, the story of a deep water boarding house owner and ships pilot named Captain Alfred Sorenson. “This man usually got what he went after, whether he was in quest of sailors for his boarding-house or to pluck a fellow [...]

History of the Whitehall Rowboat Part I

Mystery surrounds the origins of the Whitehall rowboat. Early history of this distinctive, elegant, practical rowboat remains unclear. One thing for certain, in earlier times boat builders were often sailors and seafarers. Taught to be conservative by the unpredictable, dangerous nature of the sea, they stuck with the tried and true. As certain desirable qualities [...]

History of the Whitehall Tyee 14 Fishing Rowboat. A Century Old and Rowing Strong.

The Tyee 14 rowboat originated in Campbell River, British Columbia, a fishing community on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Every summer a large run of Chinook Salmon return to the river to spawn. Those fish that have matured to over 30 lbs are called “Tyee” salmon. About 1910, Ned Painter, a local boatbuilder, began [...]

Classic Whitehall Spirit® 17 Traditional Fixed Seat Rowboat

For centuries Whitehall rowboats were the fastest boats on the water before the introduction of gasoline engines. 17′ (5 m) was a preferred size, easily handled by one person and able to carry 4 or 5 people. Whitehall boats were rowed by everyone from harbour police to water taxis in New York, Boston, and [...]

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Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Traditional Fixed Seat Rowboat

The Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 is known as the most beautiful rowboat in the world with its flowing lines, wineglass stern, flawless lapstrake fiberglass hull, exquisite teak woodwork and custom cast bronze fittings.It can be rowed by one or two with room to take along a friend or the dog.Whitehall rowboats are famous for their [...]

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Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 Traditional Fixed Seat Rowboat

The Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 rowboat makes rowing on rivers, lakes or the ocean safe and rewarding. It easily handles wind, waves and wakes.  It has fuller beam extending along the hull and the transom is three inches wider than the Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14. This means it can carry a heavier load or [...]

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Classic Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 Fishing Rowboat

Campbell River is a coastal community on the east coast of Vancouver Island where in early fall a large run of Chinook Salmon returns to the river to spawn. Those fish that have matured to over 30 lbs are called “Tyee” salmon. Around 1910 Ned Painter, a local boatbuilder, began building beautiful lapstrake cedar-planked rowboats [...]

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Classic Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9’ Dinghy, Tender, Pond Boat

The Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9 rowing model is prized as a ship's tender, pond boat, traditional rowboat, and as a sailing dinghy. It easily handles rowing in stiff chop or moderate waves and is delightful to row anywhere in calm water. One Minto circled the planet as the ship's tender to the ocean cruising sailboat [...]

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Whitehall Spirit® Rowboats – The Complete Collection

The Whitehall Spirit® brand includes an extensive line of unique, elegant rowboats produced since 1987 by Whitehall Rowing & Sail in Victoria, BC. These boats are built and delivered to discerning customers located worldwide. These are impeccably built boats that appeal to people with a spirit of adventure and particularly those who love being outside [...]

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