This sign is used to indicate that a ferry is located nearby.

Ferry, Color

This sign is used to indicate that a ferry is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a ferry is located nearby.

Ferry, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that a ferry is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a ferry is located nearby.

Ferry, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that a ferry is located nearby.

This painting by J. William Turner is a prime example of the style and technique that he often used. The piece was exhibited in 1839 and can now be found in the National Gallery in Washington D.C.

Fighting Temeraire

This painting by J. William Turner is a prime example of the style and technique that he often used.…

Fishermen on a boat with a small boy. A sailboat can be seen in the background as well.

Fishermen

Fishermen on a boat with a small boy. A sailboat can be seen in the background as well.

Fishing from a Sail-boat.

Fishing

Fishing from a Sail-boat.

A seaside community with small boats on the shore and a large ship out to sea.

Fishing Community

A seaside community with small boats on the shore and a large ship out to sea.

An illustration of two men in a small sail boat fishing for sharks.

Shark Fishing

An illustration of two men in a small sail boat fishing for sharks.

A flat boat

Flat Boat

A flat boat

A floating dock is a platform or ramp supported by pontoons. These are usually joined to the shore with a ramp that rests upon the dock on rollers, to adjust for the vertical movement of the dock. The dock is usually held in place by vertical poles embedded in the soil under the water or by anchored cables. Frequently used in marinas for small boats, this type of dock maintains a fixed vertical relationship to watercraft secured to it, independent of tidal, river, or lake elevation. It is less suited for larger craft as the docks cannot support large structures or cranes. In some regions of the world, a floating dock is called a pontoon.

Floating-dock

A floating dock is a platform or ramp supported by pontoons. These are usually joined to the shore with…

"They carry the air required for their respiration in a space left for this purpose between the wings and the back. They are very active and predaceous animals, and when captures, some of them often inflict a painful wound with their powerful rostru,. Several species may be met with in almost any piece of water." — Goodrich, 1859

Boat Fly

"They carry the air required for their respiration in a space left for this purpose between the wings…

A fortified building situated between two sharp hills at the edge of a lake. Two men are launching a boat.

Fortification

A fortified building situated between two sharp hills at the edge of a lake. Two men are launching a…

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the manner of the Egyptians to bear the bodies about to be entombed across the water to the place of the sepulture-the members of the household, especially the women, were wont to follow in another barge, and with uplifted hands and unbound hair to cry out for the lost."—Ridpath, 1885

Funeral Procession Crossing the Lake of the Dead

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the…

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,…

Gulliver pulling a ship he repaired as he leaves Lilliput and heads for England.

Giant pulling ship

Gulliver pulling a ship he repaired as he leaves Lilliput and heads for England.

A gimbals is a contrivance designed to keep a marine compass, chronometer, lamp, or other instrument in the horizontal position on board ship, notwithstanding the rolling and pitching of the vessel. The instrument is suspended in the diametral axis of a ring, which is again suspended in the diametral axis of another ring, the two axes being at right angles to one another.
This illustration shows a gimbal joint.

Gimbals (Joint)

A gimbals is a contrivance designed to keep a marine compass, chronometer, lamp, or other instrument…

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

Girls & Rowboat

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

Three wise men of Gothan went to sea in a bowl. If the bowl had been stronger, my story had been longer.

Gotham

Three wise men of Gothan went to sea in a bowl. If the bowl had been stronger, my story had been longer.

"Grapnel. A boat's anchor having from three to six flukes placed at equal distances about the end of the shank. Also grapline." -Whitney, 1911

Grapnel

"Grapnel. A boat's anchor having from three to six flukes placed at equal distances about the end of…

An illustration of a group of adults and children standing in front of a wind powered ship.

Group Standing in Front of Ship

An illustration of a group of adults and children standing in front of a wind powered ship.

The queen had built for Gulliver a first rate boat by the joiner for the palace. It was a miniature, to fit his size, but had all the tackling necessary for both rowing and sailing. Gulliver sailed it in a 300 foot trough placed at the edge of the palace wall where he entertained her majesty and her friends. Here he is seen sailing with the wind provided for him by their fans and a child's breath.

Gulliver in a Miniature Boat

The queen had built for Gulliver a first rate boat by the joiner for the palace. It was a miniature,…

<p>A full page (8.5 x 11 inches) Columbus Day illustration of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria at full sail on their voyage to the new world.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Happy Columbus Day (full page)

A full page (8.5 x 11 inches) Columbus Day illustration of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria at full…

Sailboats docked at a harbor.

Harbor

Sailboats docked at a harbor.

A header with a ship on rough seas with vines on the outside.

Header of Ship

A header with a ship on rough seas with vines on the outside.

The Helping Hand, a painting by Emile Renouf.

The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand, a painting by Emile Renouf.

A Holland submarine torpedo boat, devised by John P. Holland with the U.S. Navy.

The Holland Submarine Torpedo-Boat

A Holland submarine torpedo boat, devised by John P. Holland with the U.S. Navy.

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

Hudson's Exploration

An illustration showing Henry Hudson's ship exploring the river which now bears his name.

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Egyptian hunting

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." — Lardner, 1885

This painting by J. William Turner is of the commune, Jumieges in Normandy, France. The origional is from the "Rivers of France".

Jumieges

This painting by J. William Turner is of the commune, Jumieges in Normandy, France. The origional is…

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England aboard the nearby British yacht Deerhound.

Kearsarge Sinking the Alabama

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England…

A lady in a boat.

Lady

A lady in a boat.

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

Launch Ramp, Black and White

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

Launch Ramp, Color

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

Launch Ramp, Outline

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

Launch Ramp, Silhouette

This sign indicates that a launch ramp is located nearby.

"The lock C is a controllable compartment with raise-able and lower-able gates D and E. Since water always finds its level, by raising and lowering the gates, two separate water levels can be maintained and still provide water transportation through the lock." &mdash;Quackenbos 1859

Locks

"The lock C is a controllable compartment with raise-able and lower-able gates D and E. Since water…

Spanish seaport.

Malaga Harbor

Spanish seaport.

An illustration of a man and woman walking on the deck of a ship.

Man and Woman Walking on Deck

An illustration of a man and woman walking on the deck of a ship.

An illustration of a man laying on a raft floating down a river.

Man on Raft

An illustration of a man laying on a raft floating down a river.

An illustration of a man sitting underneath a boat propped up with an oar while it is raining.

Man Sitting Under Boat

An illustration of a man sitting underneath a boat propped up with an oar while it is raining.

An illustration of a mast with a spencer-mast attachment.

Mast with Spencer-Mast Attachment

An illustration of a mast with a spencer-mast attachment.

The Mayflower is the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Mayflower

The Mayflower is the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The activity of the Confederates on the Potomac and the confluent rivers was almost incredible. In one night some point hitherto defenseless was made to bristle with cannon, and the first intimation of its locality was a leaden messenger winging its way on its mission of death. A party of the Tenth Regiment of New York Zuoaves, while out scouting through a dense wood, came suddenly in sight of Messech's Point, and there beheld the Confederates at work upon an almost completed battery, which had sprung up with magical rapidity.

Discovery of a Confederate Battery at Messech's Point

The activity of the Confederates on the Potomac and the confluent rivers was almost incredible. In one…

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Mississippi at Port Hudson

The Mississippi at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Famous Stalemate between the Monitor and Merrimac.

Moniter and Merrimac

Famous Stalemate between the Monitor and Merrimac.

"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…

<p>A simple color illustration of Christopher Columbus' ships at sea.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria

A simple color illustration of Christopher Columbus' ships at sea. Illustrated by James Basom Seaman…

<p>A simple black and white illustration of Christopher Columbus' ships at sea.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria (Black and White)

A simple black and white illustration of Christopher Columbus' ships at sea. Illustrated by James Basom…

A Norse boat unearthed at Sandefjord.

Norse

A Norse boat unearthed at Sandefjord.

A Norse Ship of the tenth century.

Norse Ship

A Norse Ship of the tenth century.

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

Escape of the French Colony From Onondaga

"All the Assyrian buildings were erected on terraces, to which flights of steps gave access, and it was probable that they were several stories high." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Assyrian palace

"All the Assyrian buildings were erected on terraces, to which flights of steps gave access, and it…

A man on a ship "paying out" the cable.

"Paying Out" the Cable

A man on a ship "paying out" the cable.

Pearl divers hunting for oysters on the bottom of the sea.

Pearl-fishery

Pearl divers hunting for oysters on the bottom of the sea.

An illustration of the pilot house on the Great Republic, a steam power river boat.

Pilot House

An illustration of the pilot house on the Great Republic, a steam power river boat.

A boat of Sumatra and the Malay archipelago, with from one to three masts, generally two, carrying square sails, and having much overhang or prejection at both stem and stern.

Pindjajap

A boat of Sumatra and the Malay archipelago, with from one to three masts, generally two, carrying square…

A proa boat with outrigger. Very swift and agile.

Proa

A proa boat with outrigger. Very swift and agile.

A ship's prow.

Ship's prow

A ship's prow.

A ship's prow.

Ship's prow

A ship's prow.

A ship's prow.

Ship's prow

A ship's prow.