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Frank Scott

    Worth looking at the barge races on the Thames. Not the sailing barges, but those more mundane floating steel barges that are more usually towed loaded with yellow containers filled with London’s rubbish.
    However, historically they were man-powered & every year they hold a barge race to celebrate that tradition. Crew is one man to manoeuvre the barge with a long sweep, one rower, and up to 3 relief oarsmen. Poling is also an option.
    See this on YouTube: