The Human-Powered Boats and Ships ClipArt gallery offers 60 illustrations human-powered vessels and tools such as oars and paddles.

The Barques of the Northmen.

Barques

The Barques of the Northmen.

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes it located and its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi delta, which protects the city's residents from flooding or other natural disasters.

Baton Rouge, LA

An illustration of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge is located in the…

Men rowing in a boat

Boat

Men rowing in a boat

Fulton's first invention

Boat

Fulton's first invention

Abandoned boat with a boy in it.

Boat

Abandoned boat with a boy in it.

An illustration of a human powered boat with three passengers.

Boat Under Bridge

An illustration of a human powered boat with three passengers.

A small row boat with row locks.

Row Boat

A small row boat with row locks.

"Seine-boat. A boat specially designed or used for holding, carrying, or paying out a seine" (a large fishing net). -Whitney, 1911

Seine Boat

"Seine-boat. A boat specially designed or used for holding, carrying, or paying out a seine" (a large…

Brooklyn, a US navy ship.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn, a US navy ship.

A crew canoe holding nine people.

Canoe

A crew canoe holding nine people.

An illustration of a canoe.

Canoe

An illustration of a canoe.

A Native American in a birch canoe.

Canoe

A Native American in a birch canoe.

A typical indian dugout canoe

Dugout Canoe

A typical indian dugout canoe

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

Canoeing, Black and White

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

Canoeing, Color

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

Canoeing, Outline

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

Canoeing, Silhouette

This sign indicates that canoeing is offered nearby.

Canoes.

Canoes

Canoes.

This type of boat was pushed onward using poles which were thrust into the bed of the river.

Cargo Boat

This type of boat was pushed onward using poles which were thrust into the bed of the river.

Image from the story, <em>The Castaways</em>. Ben held the oars while Jake poised the spear for a cast.

Castaways

Image from the story, The Castaways. Ben held the oars while Jake poised the spear for a cast.

A catamaran.

Catamaran

A catamaran.

Columbia, a US navy cruiser.

Columbia

Columbia, a US navy cruiser.

A fisherman with a coracle boat on his back.

Coracle

A fisherman with a coracle boat on his back.

A small boat; especially a small flat bottomed boat used in sea fisheries, in which to go out from a larger vessel to catch fish.

Dory

A small boat; especially a small flat bottomed boat used in sea fisheries, in which to go out from a…

Three Native Americans in a canoe made from a hollowed out log.

Dugout Canoe

Three Native Americans in a canoe made from a hollowed out log.

A flat boat

Flat Boat

A flat boat

"An Ohio River flat-boat."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Flat-Boat

"An Ohio River flat-boat."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

An Ohio River flatboat

Flatboat

An Ohio River flatboat

"'The Forlorn Hope.' Volunteers storming party, consisting of portions of the Seventh Michigan and Nineteenth Massachusetts crossing the Rappahannock in advance of the Grand Army, to drive off the Confederate riflemen who were firing upon the Federal pontioniers, Wednesday, December 10th, 1862. We illustrate one of those numerous acts of daring which have raised the character of the Federal soldier to the highest position in the military world. When the fire of the enemy from the rifle pits on the south side of the Rappahannock became so deadly that the pontoniers could not carry on their work, General Burnside called for 100 volunteers to cross and dislodge, at the bayonet's point, the concealed sharpshooters. Thousands sprang forward, but only the number required was chosen. These consisted of men from the Seventh Michigan and Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiments. With the utmost alacrity this gallant 'forlorn hope' sprang into the boats, and, on reaching the other side, drove the Confederates from their posts at the point of the bayonet, capturing 39 prisoners. Only one man was killed and give wounded in this desperate duty. The bridge was soon finished, and a sufficient force passed over to hold the town."— Frank Leslie, 1896

The Forlorn Hope

"'The Forlorn Hope.' Volunteers storming party, consisting of portions of the Seventh Michigan and Nineteenth…

A Galley is a low, flat-built vessel furnished with one deck.It was primarily employed by the Romans, Genoese, Pisans, and Venetians.

The Venetian galley was generally three-masted, and was usually around 160 feet long, 32 feet broad, and supplied with sixty-four oars, to each of which were chained six or seven slaves. Such galleys were equipped with powerful rams used for boarding and sinking enemy ships. Criminals in France and elsewhere were frequently condemned to serve at the oars in these craft. In modern speech, the term "galley" refers the common kitchen of a ship.

Galley (ship)

A Galley is a low, flat-built vessel furnished with one deck.It was primarily employed by the Romans,…

An illustration of two girls in a boat feeding two swans.

Girls & Rowboat

An illustration of two girls in a boat feeding two swans.

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

Kayak, Black and White

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

Kayak, Color

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

Kayak, Outline

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

Kayak, Silhouette

This sign indicates that kayaking is permitted nearby.

"Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat…

"Sheer Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Sheer Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying…

"Deck Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Deck Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying…

Lumber raft on the St. Lawrence

lumber raft

Lumber raft on the St. Lawrence

French explorers on the Wisconsin.

Marquette and Joliet

French explorers on the Wisconsin.

Men in a boat on a rainy night.

men in a boat

Men in a boat on a rainy night.

"In June of 1817 President Monroe took a very extensive journey through the States, visiting all the fortifications ... He was conveyed up the Delaware from Wilminton to the navy-yard in Philadelphia in a barge of the Franklin. The barge was lined and trimmed with crimson velvet, and rowed by sixteen oarsmen, dressed in scarlet vests, white sleeves and trousers." -Abbot, 1902

Monroe's Barge

"In June of 1817 President Monroe took a very extensive journey through the States, visiting all the…

Newark, a US Navy ship.

Newark

Newark, a US Navy ship.

A name applied to the inhabitants of the coast regions of Scandinavia and North Germany, who were noted in the Middle Ages for their skill in navigating the sea.

Norsemen

A name applied to the inhabitants of the coast regions of Scandinavia and North Germany, who were noted…

The Northmen of the seas.

Northmen

The Northmen of the seas.

An instrument for rowing boats.

Oar

An instrument for rowing boats.

A boat used in emergency of a sinking ship.

Life Raft

A boat used in emergency of a sinking ship.

A river bateau. Bateaux were rudely constructed of logs and planks, broad and without a keel. They had small draught, and would carry large loads in quite shallow water. In still water and against currents they were propelled by long driving-poles. The ferry-scows or flats on the southern and western rivers are very much like the old bateaux. They were sometimes furnished with a mast for lakes and other deep water, and had cabins erected on them.

River Bateau

A river bateau. Bateaux were rudely constructed of logs and planks, broad and without a keel. They had…

An illustration of a rowboat.

Rowboat

An illustration of a rowboat.

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

Rowboating, Black and White

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

Rowboating, Color

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

Rowboating, Outline

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

Rowboating, Silhouette

This sign indicates that rowboating is permitted nearby.

A device used to attach an oar to a row boat.

Rowlock

A device used to attach an oar to a row boat.

The sampan is a Chinese boat made from three planks: one flat bottom and two sides.

Sampan

The sampan is a Chinese boat made from three planks: one flat bottom and two sides.

A man using a single scull to row a boat. Sculling was used by ancient Chinese, American Indians, and by gondola pilots.

Scull

A man using a single scull to row a boat. Sculling was used by ancient Chinese, American Indians, and…

A sailor being tossed a life line after ship wrecked.

Shipwrecked Sailor

A sailor being tossed a life line after ship wrecked.

An ancient ship used by Greeks and Romans. The ship has three rows of oars on each side, with a man operating each oar.

An Athenian Trireme

An ancient ship used by Greeks and Romans. The ship has three rows of oars on each side, with a man…

The state barge of Venice, which was used in the ceremony of "Wedding the Adriatic."&mdash;Myers, 1905

State Barge of Venice

The state barge of Venice, which was used in the ceremony of "Wedding the Adriatic."—Myers, 1905

Washington, a US navy cruiser.

Washington

Washington, a US navy cruiser.