A 'purse' seine is a form of fishing net that is paid out around a school of fish, like a cylinder with no top or bottom. When drawn in, the bottom closes, forming a bag from which the fish cannot escape. Figure 1 in this illustration shows the separate parts of the purse seine: A and J, arms of the net; B and I, wings; C, D, K, and L, border of stout twine; F, bailing piece (or bunt); E and G, sides; H, under.
Figure 2 shows a diagram of the form a a purse seine spread in the water.

Purse-seine

A 'purse' seine is a form of fishing net that is paid out around a school of fish, like a cylinder with…

A broad flat bottom boat, used for transporting the products of India down the Ganges. It is from 40 to 65 feet long, lightly made, and capable of conveying heavy cargo.

Puteli

A broad flat bottom boat, used for transporting the products of India down the Ganges. It is from 40…

"The <em>Quaker City</em>, one of the Potomac Flotilla, engaging Confederate dragoons in Lynn Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, Va. The <em>Quaker City</em>, Commander Carr, one of the United States Flotilla of the Potomac, while cruising in Lynn Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, picked up a man named Lynch, a refugee from Norfolk, who represented that the master plumber of the Norfolk Navy Yard was ashore and wished to be taken off. An armed boatd which was sent for the purpose was fired upon when near the shore, mortally wounding James Lloyd, a seaman of Charlestown, Mass. A few 32-pound shells dispersed the Confederates." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Quaker City

"The Quaker City, one of the Potomac Flotilla, engaging Confederate dragoons in Lynn Haven…

"A sloop-yacht with a jib, the jib-stay being fastened to a bowsprit." -Whitney, 1911

Raceabout

"A sloop-yacht with a jib, the jib-stay being fastened to a bowsprit." -Whitney, 1911

Depicts people relaxing on a lake, canoeing, powerboting, and diving.

Lake Recreation

Depicts people relaxing on a lake, canoeing, powerboting, and diving.

A man ships Remington rifles by boat, handing them off to a man on a bridge.

Shipping Remington Rifles

A man ships Remington rifles by boat, handing them off to a man on a bridge.

"We have an example of resultant motion in a boat which a person attempts to row north across a river, while the tide carries it to the east. Each force produces the same effect as if acted alone; and the boatman, when he has crossed the river, will find himself neither due north nor due east of the point from which he started, but northeast of it." &mdash;Quackenbos 1859

Resultant Motion with Boat

"We have an example of resultant motion in a boat which a person attempts to row north across a river,…

"Let, for instance, the force used by the boatman be twice as great as that of the tide. Then by the time he would reach B, the tide would have carried his boat one-half of that distance, to D." &mdash;Quackenbos 1859

Resultant Motion with Boat

"Let, for instance, the force used by the boatman be twice as great as that of the tide. Then by the…

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

Riverboat

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

A Roman boat

Roman Boat

A Roman boat

"This ship lies besides the wharf at Ostia. In the afterpart of the vessel is a cabin with two windows. Notice the figure of Victory on the top of the single mast and the decoration of the mainsail with the wolf and twins. The ship is steered by a pair of huge paddles."&mdash;Webster, 1913

A Roman Freight Ship

"This ship lies besides the wharf at Ostia. In the afterpart of the vessel is a cabin with two windows.…

An illustration of a Roman galley from the Roman empire.

Roman Galley

An illustration of a Roman galley from the Roman empire.

An illustration of a rowboat.

Rowboat

An illustration of a rowboat.

This drawing depicts the use of a sail where perpendicularly placed so that opposing wind provides the necessary thrust to move the vessel.

Lift Sail

This drawing depicts the use of a sail where perpendicularly placed so that opposing wind provides the…

"A fore-and-aft sail, bent to the mast at the weather leech, and having the after peak stretched by a spar or spirit, the foremost and lower end of which is hitched to the mast."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sprit sail

"A fore-and-aft sail, bent to the mast at the weather leech, and having the after peak stretched by…

A sailboat

Sailboat

A sailboat

Three sailboats on a body of water.

Sailboats

Three sailboats on a body of water.

Seven sailboats.

Seven Sailboats

Seven sailboats.

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel through the water.

Ship Sails

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel…

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.

In the short story of The Holy Grail, the image depicts the ship arriving at the city of Sarras.

The Ship Approaches the City of Sarras

In the short story of The Holy Grail, the image depicts the ship arriving at the city of Sarras.

The first steamship in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

The Savannah

The first steamship in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs and stretched out below by booms."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Schooner

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs…

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft type. There are two chief kinds of schooners, the topsail schooner and the fore-and-aft schooner. This is an illustration of the Topsail Schooner.

Schooner Ship

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft…

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…

The sharp or sharpie is a long, narrow sailboat with a flat bottom used for oystering.

Sharpie

The sharp or sharpie is a long, narrow sailboat with a flat bottom used for oystering.

"Abox- in or into the position of the yards of a vessel when the head-sails are laid aback: applied to the head-yards only, the other sails being kept full."-Whitney, 1902

Ship

"Abox- in or into the position of the yards of a vessel when the head-sails are laid aback: applied…

A large sailing ship.

Ship

A large sailing ship.

A ship is a large vessel that floats on water and is propelled by wind caught in the sails.

Ship

A ship is a large vessel that floats on water and is propelled by wind caught in the sails.

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

Ship

An illustration of a wind powered ship docked.

A ship capable of cross-oceanic travelling.

Ship

A ship capable of cross-oceanic travelling.

"The following cut represents a ship with its rudder. The pole by which it is fastened to the ship's side is the <em>clavus</em>." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Ship with rudder

"The following cut represents a ship with its rudder. The pole by which it is fastened to the ship's…

An illustration of a large wind powered ship.

Large Ship with Sails

An illustration of a large wind powered ship.

"The vessel is now broadside to the wind, the prow having swung around." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Greek ship

"The vessel is now broadside to the wind, the prow having swung around." — Anthon, 1891

Greek ship with the sail reefed.

Greek ship

Greek ship with the sail reefed.

Greek ship with its sail unfurled in the wind.

Greek ship

Greek ship with its sail unfurled in the wind.

An ancient Greek ship.

Greek Ship

An ancient Greek ship.

An illustration of one of Sir Walter Raleigh's ships.

Ralegh's Ship

An illustration of one of Sir Walter Raleigh's ships.

A cross-section of a ship.

Section of a ship

A cross-section of a ship.

An illustration of Spanish and English ships with sails at war.

Spanish & English Ships with Sails at War

An illustration of Spanish and English ships with sails at war.

A sailor being tossed a life line after ship wrecked.

Shipwrecked Sailor

A sailor being tossed a life line after ship wrecked.

A typical slave Dhow.

Slave Dhow

A typical slave Dhow.

"A small fore-and-aft rigged vessel with one mast and fixed bowsprint."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sloop

"A small fore-and-aft rigged vessel with one mast and fixed bowsprint."—Finley, 1917

"A block used in ships, having an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope, chiefly used for heavy purchases, where a warp or hawser is brought to the capstan." &mdash; Williams, 1889

Snatch-block

"A block used in ships, having an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope, chiefly used for…

A sounding machine on a cable steamer.

Sounding Machine

A sounding machine on a cable steamer.

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, 1889. The seal shows hills, a river and a boat, a farmer, a mine, and cattle. The state motto is above and reads "Under God the People Rule."

Seal of South Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, 1889. The seal shows hills, a river and a boat, a farmer,…

A Spanish caravel. The vessels furnished by Isabella were only <em>caravels</em>, light coasting ships, without decks, and furnished with cars like the ancient gallys.

spanish caravel

A Spanish caravel. The vessels furnished by Isabella were only caravels, light coasting ships,…

A frame with a spinning wheel in the foregroud. A ship can be seen on the left and a church steeple on the right.

Spinning Wheel

A frame with a spinning wheel in the foregroud. A ship can be seen on the left and a church steeple…

A steamboat constructed by Robert Fulton, which made the passage from New York to Albany in thirty six hours.

Steamboat

A steamboat constructed by Robert Fulton, which made the passage from New York to Albany in thirty six…

Outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Outline Tangram Card

Outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese,…

Solutions for outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Outline Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented…

Silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Silhouette Tangram Card

Silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by…

Solutions for silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Boats Silhouette Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for silhouette outlines of boats (sailboat, ship, yacht) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

Throwing the tea overboard.

Tea

Throwing the tea overboard.

William Tell saves Leuthold from the tyrant.

William Tell

William Tell saves Leuthold from the tyrant.

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent agriculture and a boat to symbolize commerce.

Seal of Tennessee

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent…

Turner painted this watercolor in 1824. It can now be found in the Tate Gallery in England.

Totnes on the Dart

Turner painted this watercolor in 1824. It can now be found in the Tate Gallery in England.

An illustration of a small town with a boat tied up to a dock.

Town

An illustration of a small town with a boat tied up to a dock.

An illustration of a three triangles created with boats and a lighthouse. This is an example illustration used to fine the height of an object situated about the plane of observation, and its height above the plane.

Triangle with Lighthouse

An illustration of a three triangles created with boats and a lighthouse. This is an example illustration…

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…