white hall gigs

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A White Hall gig is the traditional style of New York Harbor 19th century working and racing row boat. It is used by East River C.R.E.W., as well as other rowing groups.

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Condensed by Tori Gilbert from
The Log of Mystic Seaport, 1972
author: John Gardner
(This also appears as a chapter in Gardner’s Wooden Boats to Build and Use, paperback 1996.)