Whitehall Rowing & Sail

Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 Fishing Rowboat

Campbell River is a coastal community on the east coast of Vancouver Island where in early fall a large run of Chinook Salmon returns to the river to spawn. Those fish that have matured to over 30 lbs are called “Tyee” salmon. Around 1910 Ned Painter, a local boatbuilder, began building beautiful lapstrake cedar-planked rowboats [...]

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Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat

Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat Back in 1990, designer Harold Aune was asked to help design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat that is easily handled by [...]

Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9’ Dinghy, Tender, Pond Boat

The Minto 9 is prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, or simply a small rowboat. It rows exceptionally well with one, two or three adults on board. In the late 1950s, the “original” wooden Minto was found washed up on the grounds of “Our Lady Minto Hospital” on Saltspring Island by builder Ed [...]

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Crabbing in a Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17′ Rowboat

What a day!! My son Carter, and friend Diana Lesieur, and I booked and reserved a Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17 from the Whitehall Spirit® Rowing Club of Victoria docks in Oak Bay (whrclub.com), near Victoria, British Columbia. We launched the Whitehall rowboat, rowed out a ways from the dock, and then sent down a couple [...]

Feeling Free in Fresh Air While Staying Fit Rowing

This article was written long before the term “Coronavirus” was a household word. Currently, we are getting reports from Whitehall Spirit® and Oar Board® owners around the world. They are expressing their appreciation for being able to get much-needed exercise to boost their immune systems while also exercising physical distancing rowing their boats or Oar [...]

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