Men rowing in a boat

Boat

Men rowing in a boat

Four boys and their dog rowing a small boat to the shore.

Boys Rowing a Boat

Four boys and their dog rowing a small boat to the shore.

The Helping Hand, a painting by Emile Renouf.

The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand, a painting by Emile Renouf.

A figure portraying how to row; one must have good full reach.

How To Row 1

A figure portraying how to row; one must have good full reach.

A figure portraying how to row; one must not reach like this.

How To Row 2

A figure portraying how to row; one must not reach like this.

A figure portraying how to row; this is what a good finish should look like.

How To Row 3

A figure portraying how to row; this is what a good finish should look like.

A figure portraying how to row; this is what a bad finish looks like.

How To Row 4

A figure portraying how to row; this is what a bad finish looks like.

"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…

Man rowing.

Rowing

Man rowing.

Man demonstrating the reach when rowing.

Rowing

Man demonstrating the reach when rowing.

Man demonstrating the recover when rowing.

Rowing

Man demonstrating the recover when rowing.

Four-oared shell.

Rowing

Four-oared shell.

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat, his feet planted flush against his 'stretcher' or footboard, and the handle of the oar in his hands, the loom of the oar resting in the rowlock, the 'button' being inside the thowl-pin. 1, entering the water."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Positions in Rowing

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat,…

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat, his feet planted flush against his 'stretcher' or footboard, and the handle of the oar in his hands, the loom of the oar resting in the rowlock, the 'button' being inside the thowl-pin. 2, end of the stroke."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Positions in Rowing

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat,…

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat, his feet planted flush against his 'stretcher' or footboard, and the handle of the oar in his hands, the loom of the oar resting in the rowlock, the 'button' being inside the thowl-pin. 3, positions of the wrists in feathering the oar."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Wrist Positions in Rowing

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat,…

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat, his feet planted flush against his 'stretcher' or footboard, and the handle of the oar in his hands, the loom of the oar resting in the rowlock, the 'button' being inside the thowl-pin. 3, positions of the wrists in feathering the oar."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Wrist Positions in Rowing

"Rowing is the propulsion of a boat by oars. The oarsman sits with his face to the stern of the boat,…

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…