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Abora is the name of an ancestal solar deity of La Palma (Canary Islands) and a traditional god of the Guanches, and of two reed boats.
An airboat, also known as a fanboat, is a flat-bottomed vessel (jon boat) propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine.
Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (15 October 1542– 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar I, was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605.
Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity.
Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River - geographically Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, in the place that is now occupied by the countries of Egypt and Sudan.
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.
A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.
A bastion or bulwark is a structure projecting outward from the curtain wall of a fortification, most commonly angular in shape and positioned at the corners.
The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron before the development of the open hearth furnace.
Beypore or Beypur is an ancient port town and a locality town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.
Birch bark or birchbark is the bark of several Eurasian and North American birch trees of the genus Betula.
Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat, or the recreational use of a boat whether powerboats, sailboats, or man-powered vessels (such as rowing and paddle boats), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing.
The bow is the forward part of the hull of a ship or boat, the point that is usually most forward when the vessel is underway.
A bulkhead is an upright wall within the hull of a ship or within the fuselage of an aeroplane.
In physics, buoyancy or upthrust, is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object.
A cabin or berthing is an enclosed space generally on a ship or an aircraft.
A cabin cruiser is a type of power boat that provides accommodation for its crew and passengers inside the structure of the craft.
A canoe is a lightweight narrow vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-bladed paddle.
The coracle is a small, rounded, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales, and also in parts of the West Country and in Ireland, particularly the River Boyne, and in Scotland, particularly the River Spey.
Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
In fluid mechanics, displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid, pushing it out of the way and taking its place.
A dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about long.
A dugout canoe or simply dugout is a boat made from a hollowed tree trunk.
An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy.
Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.
A fishing vessel is a boat or ship used to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river.
A flat-bottomed boat is a boat with a flat bottomed, two-chined hull, which allows it be used in shallow bodies of water, such as rivers, because it is less likely to ground.
Folly Island is a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean near Charleston, South Carolina.
The Ganges, also known as Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh.
Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.
The Great Lakes (les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.
The gunwale is the top edge of the side of a boat.
A Halkett boat is a type of lightweight inflatable boat designed by (1820–1885) during the 1840s.
Herodotus (Ἡρόδοτος, Hêródotos) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (484– 425 BC), a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides.
A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home.
A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud, ice, and other surfaces.
The hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.
An inboard motor is a marine propulsion system for boats.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).
The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC), or Harappan Civilisation, was a Bronze Age civilisation (5500–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.
An inflatable boat is a lightweight boat constructed with its sides and bow made of flexible tubes containing pressurised gas.
A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water ejected from the back of the craft.
A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle.
On boats and ships, the keel is either of two parts: a structural element that sometimes resembles a fin and protrudes below a boat along the central line, or a hydrodynamic element.
Kerala is a state in South India on the Malabar Coast.
Kozhikode, or Calicut, is a city in Kerala, India on the Malabar Coast.
Kuwait (الكويت, or), officially the State of Kuwait (دولة الكويت), is a country in Western Asia.
A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake.
Lake freighters, or lakers, are bulk carrier vessels that ply the Great Lakes of North America.
A launch is an open motorboat.
A rescue lifeboat is a boat rescue craft which is used to attend a vessel in distress, or its survivors, to rescue crew and passengers.
A lifeboat is a small, rigid or inflatable boat carried for emergency evacuation in the event of a disaster aboard a ship.
A lifeline is a fall protection safety device in the form of an open fence comprised of wire and stanchions secured around the perimeter of an area to prevent accidental falls.
A lighter is a type of flat-bottomed barge used to transfer goods and passengers to and from moored ships.
The log canoe is a type of sailboat developed in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Mesopotamia is a historical region in West Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish–Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders.
The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
A motorboat, speedboat, or powerboat is a boat which is powered by an engine.
Naarden is a city and former municipality in the Gooi region in the province of North Holland, Netherlands.
A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of the United Kingdom.
Naval architecture, or naval engineering, along with automotive engineering and aerospace engineering, is an engineering discipline branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the engineering design process, shipbuilding, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures.
A navy or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
An outboard motor is a propulsion system for boats, consisting of a self-contained unit that includes engine, gearbox and propeller or jet drive, designed to be affixed to the outside of the transom.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
A paddle wheel is a form of waterwheel or impeller in which a number of paddles are set around the periphery of the wheel.
Paddling with regard to watercraft is the act of manually propelling a boat using a paddle.
The Panga is a type of modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia.
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
A pedalo (British English) or paddle boat (U.S., Canadian, and Australian English) is a small human-powered watercraft propelled by the action of pedals turning a paddle wheel.
A personal watercraft (PWC), also called water scooter, jetski, and comically a boatercycle, is a recreational watercraft that the rider sits or stands on, rather than inside of, as in a boat.
The Pesse canoe is believed to be the world's oldest known boat, and certainly the oldest canoe.
A pirogue, also called a piragua or piraga, can refer to various small boats, particularly dugouts and native canoes.
A pleasure craft (or pleasure boat) is a boat used for personal, family, and sometimes sportsmanlike recreation.
Pliny the Elder (born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23–79) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of emperor Vespasian.
A pontoon boat is a flattish boat that relies on pontoons to float.
Port and starboard are nautical and aeronautical terms for left and right, respectively.
Porto Venere (until 1991 Portovenere) is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia.
A punt is a flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow, designed for use in small rivers or other shallow water.
Quito (Kitu; Kitu), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of above sea level, it is the second-highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator.
A raft is any flat structure for support or transportation over water.
Reed is a common name for several tall, grass-like plants of wetlands.
Reed boats and rafts, along with dugout canoes and other rafts, are among the oldest known types of boats.
A rescue craft is a boat, ship or aircraft used in rescuing.
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.
Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water, displacing water, and propelling the boat forward.
A sail is a tensile structure—made from fabric or other membrane materials—that uses wind power to propel sailing craft, including sailing ships, sailboats, windsurfers, ice boats, and even sail-powered land vehicles.
A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat propelled partly or entirely by sails smaller than a sailing ship.
A sampan is a relatively flat bottomed Chinese wooden boat.
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a species of pine that is native to Eurasia, ranging from Western Europe to Eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia.
A setting pole is a pole, handled by a single individual, made to move boats by pushing the craft in the desired direction.
At long, the Severn class is the largest lifeboat operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.
Ship's boats are utility boats carried by larger vessels to act as tenders amongst other roles.
The term skiff is used for a number of essentially unrelated styles of small boat.
South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
A stanchion is a sturdy upright fixture that provides support for some other object.
The stern is the back or aft-most part of a ship or boat, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail.
A sterndrive or inboard/outboard drive (I/O) is a form of marine propulsion which combines inboard power with outboard drive.
Strabo (Στράβων Strábōn; 64 or 63 BC AD 24) was a Greek geographer, philosopher, and historian who lived in Asia Minor during the transitional period of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
SumerThe name is from Akkadian Šumeru; Sumerian en-ĝir15, approximately "land of the civilized kings" or "native land".
Tom McClean is a veteran of both the Parachute Regiment and the SAS and is a survival expert who lived on the island of Rockall from 26 May to 4 July 1985 to affirm Britain's claim to it; this is the third longest human occupancy of the island,, surpassed in 1997 by a team from Greenpeace which spent 42 days on the island, and in 2014 by Nick Hancock who spent 45 days there.
Traditionally, many different kinds of boats have been used as fishing boats to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river.
A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.
The Uru, or "Fat Boat", is a generic name for large Dhow-type wooden ships made by vishwabrahmins in Beypore, a village south of Kozhikode, Kerala, in the southwestern coast of India.
The Wanli Emperor (4 September 1563 – 18 August 1620), personal name Zhu Yijun, was the 14th emperor of the Ming dynasty of China.
Watercraft or marine vessel are water-borne vehicles including ships, boats, hovercraft and submarines.
A whaleboat or whaler is a type of open boat that is relatively narrow and pointed at both ends, enabling it to move either forwards or backwards equally well.
A yacht is a watercraft used for pleasure or sports.