Huck was sitting on the gunwale of a flatboat
, list- lessly dangling his feet in the water and looking very melancholy.
They reached Skaguay in a snowstorm, went in dog-sledges over the Chilkoot Pass, and shot the Yukon in flatboats
Bitan Police Department Deputy Director Chao Ho-hsiang told CNA that Shen and his wife quickly apologized to the owner and said he was confident in his abilities to pilot the kayak because he frequently rowed a flatboat
in his native Zhejiang Province in China to harvest water chestnuts.
He carried his possessions in a hand-built flatboat
and found a suitable homesite on a natural levee along Lake Washington.
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The painting's symmetry is striking, a point noted in a review of Bingham's river paintings from the New York Times: the rectangular flatboat
floats downstream, framed by a peaceful river, misty tree-lined riverbanks, and a pale blue, cloudless sky.
Traveling by flatboat
on the Mississippi River, he brought with him a cargo of tobacco and furs ostensibly to sell when he arrived.
of Whitford & Harris, a prominent firm engaged in the trade, carried ten to twenty tons; a decade later, such boats carried up to thirty tons.
They loaded their wagon on a flatboat
to the mouth of the Sandy River (near present day Portland), waited two days while their cattle came by trail, took a ferryboat across the Willamette River, a steamship to Rainier in the new State of Washington, a skiff to the mouth of the Cowlitz River and then hired a canoe to take them up the Cowlitz.
In the fall one evening just as our man had left the Mill, situated near the Mississippi River: a Flatboat
of ours loaded with Wood was Trying to wind its way to the Shore, but every effort was unavailable, from the shore a little help would have just been the thing, but in spite of all their calling, there was not a soul to hear them, they worked desperately but the floating Ice could not be conquered.
1) Mort Kunstler, having received a commission, has since painted a new version of this scene, one faithful to historical facts, depicting Washington on a flatboat
with many soldiers and animals and no flag.
According to CBS News, at the age of 22, Lincoln had been a crewman on a flatboat
that got stuck on a dam at New Salem, Ill.