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Model of a Thames wherry.

Model of a Thames wherry.
Model of a Thames wherry.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4618
Description: Thames wherries were used as water taxis and were rowed by Thames watermen. They were wide, stable boats with long raking bows, which enabled passengers to keep their feet dry while boarding and stepping ashore. This 1:32 scale model is based on a wherry that operated between Brentford and Kew Gardens in the late 19th century.
Creator: T Ward & Sons, Rotherhithe
Date: c.1890
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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