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flatboat

any boat with a flat bottom, usually for transporting goods on a canal or river
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He meets a lobster and crab fisherman whose family has worked in the area since the 17th century and tracks down a flat-bottomed boat that was built more than 100 years ago.
It was a flat-bottomed boat, and very fast, reaching speeds of up to 45 knots.
"We have been lucky because it is a flat-bottomed boat which is lying quite happily on the rocks and there has been no pollution whatsoever."
It is set in Dakar, where many families have at least one member who has tried to get to Europe on a pirogue -- a small, flat-bottomed boat. This film tells the story of Baye Laye -- the captain of a pirogue -- who is forced to leave his country.
DUNCAN GIBBONS reports TRAINING was intense, and in a flat-bottomed boat it was gutwrenchingly rough at sea, even in relatively calm weather.
The pirogue, a flat-bottomed boat used by fishermen and for transport, capsized a few minutes after setting off for Kassa Island which lies several kilometres (miles) from the capital Conakry on Friday.
Aaliyah Clark, Mariah Ascencion and Dacey Condon, built a flat-bottomed boat with the straws extending beyond the hull - "for stability," Aaliyah explained.
But there will be no postage stamp for the landing ship tank, a flat-bottomed boat that carried military personnel and supplies during World War II and other conflicts.
An eighteenth-century traveller on the North German plain, Blackbourn suggests, would have encountered a very different landscape than one traversing the same terrain now: "Dark and waterlogged, filled with snaking channels half-hidden by overhanging lianas and navigable only in a flat-bottomed boat, these dwelling places of mosquitoes, frogs, fish, wild boar and wolves would not only have looked but smelled quite different from the open landscapes of windmills and manicured fields familiar to twentieth-century Germans" (p.
The air boat is a flat-bottomed boat that can operate in very shallow water.
ENDLESS FLASHES OF SILVER sparkled all around us like so many diamonds in the inky Texas night, illuminated by the bright bank of lights surrounding our flat-bottomed boat. Instead of a girl's best friend though, the myriad shining forms belonged to untold thousands of tiny baitfish, leaping wildly from the murky waters of Falcon Reservoir.
A flat-bottomed boat, kept steady by huge oval sideboards, that showed up at my dock last summer, asking for drinking water, came from Hamburg.