What is a boat?
A: A boat is a watercraft of a range of types and sizes, but typically smaller than a ship.
Where are small boats are typically found?
A: On inland waterways such as rivers and lakes, or in protected coastal areas.
Some boats, such as the whaleboat, were intended for
A: In an offshore environment.
In modern naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough
to be what?
A: Carried aboard a ship.
Boats vary in proportion and construction methods with
A: Their intended purpose, available materials, or local traditions.
Fishing boats vary widely in style partly to match
A: Local conditions.
Pleasure craft used in recreational boating include
what kind of boats?
A: Ski boats, pontoon boats, and sailboats.
House boats may be used for vacationing or what?
A: Long-term residence.
Lighters are used to convey cargo to and from what?
A: Large ships unable to get close to shore.
Lifeboats have what functions?
A: Rescue and safety.
The earliest boats are thought to have been what?
The oldest boats found by archaeological excavation date from when?
A: Around 7,000–10,000 years ago.
The oldest recovered boat in the world, the Pesse
canoe, found in the Netherlands, is what?
A: A dugout made from the hollowed tree trunk of a Pinus sylvestris that was constructed somewhere between 8200 and 7600 BC.
Where is this canoe is exhibited?
A: In the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands.
How long have rafts been operated for?
A: At least 8,000 years.
Where was a 7,000-year-old seagoing reed boat found?
Boats played an important role in the commerce between
the Indus Valley Civilization and what?
Where has evidence of varying models of boats been
A: At various Indus Valley archaeological sites.
The historians Herodotus, Pliny the Elder and Strabo
record the use of boats for what?
A: Commerce, travel, and military purposes.
A number of large vessels are usually referred to as
boats such as what?
Other types of large vessels which are traditionally
called boats include what?
A: Great Lakes freighters, riverboats, and ferryboats.
Though large enough to carry their own boats and heavy
cargoes, these vessels are designed for operation on what?
A: Inland or protected coastal waters.