VIDEO: Reasons to row

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Peapods, wherries, shells, Whitehalls — all rowing boats, all designed for different uses.

Walter Ansel, a senior shipwright at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, spent a morning talking with us about the rowing boats at the museum’s Small Boat Livery. You can see them in this video:

Click here for a feature on the joys of rowing by the Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jeff Bolster.