Rowboat With Beautiful Lines

From Godfrey Stephens.

It’s at Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Rowboat With Beautiful Lines

  1. Those beautiful lines are akin to the White Hull design, a very stable, but sleek design for fast rowing. The wine-glass shaped stern is very elegant… I spent my teenage years rowing one called the "Ladyslipper' out of Nanaimo, BC.

    PS – first post to your blog (and of any), but have been a fan and inspired for years. David E.

  2. A Whitehall rowboat, as described on, the Whitehall was developed over many years by expert builders on the eastern seaboard from the mid to late 1800's, most notably New York and Boston. Whitehalls were used widely for all types of waterfront business among other things. They were used by merchants, ships agents, boarding houses, chandlers, runners, smugglers, bandits, and law enforcement to name a few. The boats were used for their speed and capacity. They were absolutely necessary for business, legal or illegal. These requirements called for a swift, special craft that was manageable in foul weather, chop, and open water. The Whitehall was a vehicle of harbor and coastal transportation, primarily a rowing boat, but capable of a good showing under sail. It was fast, seaworthy, and trim.

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