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"Journeying through Time: The Row Boat's Enduring Legacy" Step back in time to witness the remarkable moments that shaped history

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas)

Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas)
7337801 Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas) by British School, (19th century); 55.9x77.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageRow Boat Collection: La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)

La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)
PHD926 La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 65x92 cm; Oskar Reinhart Collection ʻAm Romerholz, Winterthur, Switzerland; (add.info.: by Pierre Auguste Renoir)

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Drawing by Edward Lear from his book Nonsense Songs, Stories

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Drawing by Edward Lear from his book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets, first published in 1871

Background imageRow Boat Collection: DARWIN: HMS BEAGLE. Voyage of the HMS Beagle, which Charles Darwin sailed as ships naturalist

DARWIN: HMS BEAGLE. Voyage of the HMS Beagle, which Charles Darwin sailed as ships naturalist from 1831 to 1836

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s

Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s
Departure of the Puritans halted by English authorities, early 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s

Yacht club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s
Clubhouse of the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s

Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s
Punishing heretics by exiling them from Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: EVRV2A-00023

EVRV2A-00023
General George Washington crossing the Delaware. Printed color halftone of a painting by Leutze

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Rowing boats and pier, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Rowing boats and pier, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Boats and waterfront

Boats and waterfront, Positano, Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Fishing boat at Dogs Bay

Fishing boat at Dogs Bay, Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Men-A-Vaur racing gig

Men-A-Vaur racing gig, Bryer (Bryher), Isles of Scilly, off Cornwall, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607

Colonists arrival at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607
First settlers building Jamestown, Virginia Colony, 1607. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Village from the river with man rowing, Tresillian, Cornwall. 1890s

Village from the river with man rowing, Tresillian, Cornwall. 1890s
View looking down stream at high tide with Oust House on the right. There are ducks on the bank of the river. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageRow Boat Collection: DANTE: INFERNO. Charon, ferryman of the river Styx. Wood engraving, 1861, after Gustave Dore

DANTE: INFERNO. Charon, ferryman of the river Styx. Wood engraving, 1861, after Gustave Dore

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Men going ashore from a sailing ship

Men going ashore from a sailing ship
Shore party descending into a rowboat from the stern of a sailing ship, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Swedish colonists on the Delaware River

Swedish colonists on the Delaware River
Swedes Church and house of Sven Sener on the Delaware River, colonial Pennsylvania. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: EXPL2A-00034

EXPL2A-00034
Leif Erikssen off the coast of Vineland in a Viking landing boat. Hand-colored photogravure of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863

Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863
Rebel attack on Union gunboats at Galveston, Texas, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782

British evacuation of Charleston SC, 1782
Charleston, South Carolina, abandoned by the British near the end of the Revolutionary War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: BUSN2A-00109

BUSN2A-00109
Longboat crew attacking a whale with hand harpoons in the Arctic, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Diver collecting amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s

Diver collecting amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s
Underwater diver gathering amber in the Baltic Sea, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Plymouth colonists embarking on the Mayflower voyage, 1620

Plymouth colonists embarking on the Mayflower voyage, 1620
Pilgrims leaving for their " Mayflower" voyage from Delft Haven, Netherlands, 1620. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Boat and boathouse, Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Boat and boathouse, Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Broadstairs Beach

Broadstairs Beach
1865: The promenade at Broadstairs, Kent from the towns beach where several fishing boats are moored. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Boating

Boating
1892: Boating at Richmond, London. (Photo by Paul Martin/General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageRow Boat Collection: (1732-1799). First President of the United States. Washington

(1732-1799). First President of the United States. Washington and Friends After a Days Hunt in Virginia
GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732-1799). First President of the United States. Washington and Friends After a Days Hunt in Virginia. Lithograph by Charles Tholey, 1868

Background imageRow Boat Collection: CHINA: MERCHANTs HOME. The house of a Chinese merchant in the suburbs of Canton

CHINA: MERCHANTs HOME. The house of a Chinese merchant in the suburbs of Canton. Steel engraving, English, 1843, after a drawing by Thomas Allom

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Boats on the Delaware River near New Castle, 1880s

Boats on the Delaware River near New Castle, 1880s
City of New Castle on the Delaware River, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Rowing boats on lake, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Rowing boats on lake, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Europe, Ireland, Kylemore. A light rain enhances the cool and quiet impression of Kylemore Abbey

Europe, Ireland, Kylemore. A light rain enhances the cool and quiet impression of Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

Background imageRow Boat Collection: CASSATT: BOATING, 1893-4. The Boating Party. Canvas by Mary Cassatt

CASSATT: BOATING, 1893-4. The Boating Party. Canvas by Mary Cassatt

Background imageRow Boat Collection: VENICE: BRIDGE OF SIGHS. View of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy

VENICE: BRIDGE OF SIGHS. View of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy. Steel engraving, American, 19th century

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Derwentwater at dusk, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Derwentwater at dusk, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Boat On A Tranquil Lake; Killarney National Park, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

Boat On A Tranquil Lake; Killarney National Park, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

Background imageRow Boat Collection: The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, Showing HMS 'Royal Charles' and the 'Eendracht'

The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, Showing HMS 'Royal Charles' and the 'Eendracht'
7337616 The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, Showing HMS 'Royal Charles' and the 'Eendracht', mid-17th century (oil on wood) by Minderhout

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Men in a boat near two Dutch ships, 1652 (oil on panel)

Men in a boat near two Dutch ships, 1652 (oil on panel)
7340545 Men in a boat near two Dutch ships, 1652 (oil on panel) by Sillemans, Experiens (fl.c.1650); 28.7x39.1 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageRow Boat Collection: The Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne 1859 (Oil on canvas)

The Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne 1859 (Oil on canvas)
8766683 The Bay of Uri, Lake Lucerne 1859 (Oil on canvas) by Whittredge, Thomas Worthington (1820-1910); 91.4--121.9 cm; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Conway c.1830 (litho on paper)

Conway c.1830 (litho on paper)
7483115 Conway c.1830 (litho on paper) by Pickering, George (c.1794-1857); 17x24 cm; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Harbour scene with ancient ruins, 1666 (oil on panel)

Harbour scene with ancient ruins, 1666 (oil on panel)
8712005 Harbour scene with ancient ruins, 1666 (oil on panel) by Storck, Abraham (1644-1708); Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Niva, Denmark; (add.info.: By Abraham Storck)

Background imageRow Boat Collection: Seal hunting in the Pacific Ocean, 1785 (engraving)

Seal hunting in the Pacific Ocean, 1785 (engraving)
8766929 Seal hunting in the Pacific Ocean, 1785 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: Seal hunting in the Pacific Ocean.James Cook travels. 1785); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis



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"Journeying through Time: The Row Boat's Enduring Legacy" Step back in time to witness the remarkable moments that shaped history, as we explore the captivating tales of the row boat. From the brave Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth in 1620, seeking a new beginning across uncharted waters, to Marco Polo's departure from Venice in the 1300s, embarking on an epic voyage of discovery. Immerse yourself in Edward Lear's whimsical world with "The Owl and the Pussycat, " where a charming row boat carries them off on their enchanting escapade. Delve into the struggles of Puritans attempting to leave England during the early 1600s, yearning for religious freedom and a chance at a better life. Witness a colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts in search of solace and acceptance amidst turbulent times. Picture yourself amid Newport's opulent yacht club scene in Rhode Island during the lavish 1880s, where row boats gracefully glided across pristine waters. Travel further back to medieval times when London's Tower stood tall against tumultuous tides; its moat echoing with whispers of ancient row boats navigating treacherous currents. Feel your heart race alongside lobster fishermen off Maine and Canada's Atlantic coast as they battle nature’s might aboard sturdy row boats. Finally, experience adrenaline-pumping excitement with Men-A-Vaur racing gig competitions – fierce contests pushing both skill and strength to their limits. Through centuries past and present, these humble vessels have carried dreams, hopes, aspirations - connecting generations through shared experiences upon vast oceans or tranquil lakes alike. In every era and adventure depicted here lies one constant thread -the timeless allure of humanity taking control over destiny by embracing this simple yet powerful vessel: The Row Boat.