The Funny. 1859. From The Book of the Thames from its Rise to its Fall, p. 394. “The chief peculiarity of the Funny is having a head and stern exactly alike; it is a shorter boat than a wherrym and more easily managed, which makes it valuable to amateurs” (393-94).

Other rowing and racing boats on the Thames

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Hall, Samuel Carter, and A. M. Hall. The Book of the Thames from its Rise to its Fall. London: Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Co., 1859. Internet Archive version of a copy in the William and Mary Darlington Memorial Libray, the University of Pittsburgh. Web. 10 March 2012.

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