Single oar sculling

Came upon this interesting painting by Wilson Hepple
“King’s Meadows Island and Boats on the Tyne”
(early 1900’s) and notice the boat being both rowed at bow
and sculled at the same time at the stern.

Single oar sculling is the art of propelling a boat with an oar over the stern.

…sometimes it’s simply not possible to row in the conventional manner.
Sculling is a useful way of moving a loaded dinghy that’s too laden for
you to use both oars. In a sailing dinghy it means you can make headway
even if the boom is too low or furled sails prevent rowing. It’s handy for
making headway up a channel that’s too narrow for a pair of oars,
between moored boats, or in busy harbours where standing up and
looking over your shoulder allows you to see where you’re going.
It’s a useful ‘get you home’ skill in case you break an oar.

Read more about it in:

Sculling over the stern

Sunday Solo row Sept 6 2020

As you can see the map shows a 7 mile plus row up the Hudson.  I note the moon is high in the West.  I hear a sound behind me and when I turn around  I see a tugboat pushing a barge south inside the  channel.  .I love the sound it makes as it passes by.   I continue north along the shoreline  which will soon be well known as Quarry Waters  (see  It is very quiet and beautiful.  I stop and pull my boat in for a break and take note of the very clear water (I can see my feet!).   On the way back I run into some SUPers who launched from Rhinecliff.  They picked a splendid day to paddle the river!   As I go back up the creek I see what looks like an eagle on the leafless, scraggly tree on the north bank of the creek.  I am henceforth call it “Eagles Perch Tree”.  


SUNDAY……..September 6th, 2020….. Time:..5:02 am EDT
Feels like 54°F (High 78)…..CLOUDY……Humidity 83% …..Wind 0 mph (rising to 4 mph at 6 pm)……Precipitation : 50% @ 7 am
Water temperature 74.5 degrees F (23.6 C); Water plus air temperature = 128.5°F

06:27 AM Sunrise
10:30 AM Moonset
11:05 AM 0.4 feet Low Tide
05:07 PM 3.8 feet High Tide
07:20 PM Sunset
09:39 PM Moonrise, 84.8, Waning Gibbous
11:36 PM 0.8 feet Low Tide
06:18 AM slack –
09:18 AM ebb -1.40 knots
12:36 PM slack –
03:42 PM flood 1.22 knots
07:00 PM slack –
09:54 PM ebb -1.21 knots
[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).] 
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