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9,423. Rosencrantz: We might as well be dead. Do you think death could possibly be a boat?
Guildenstern: No, no, no ... Death is ... not. Death isn't. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can’t not-be on a boat.
Rosencrantz: I’ve frequently not been on boats.
Guildenstern: No, no, no – what you’ve been is not on boats. (Death & Boat) Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
46,174. I had that Christopher Marlowe in my boat once. (Shakespeare & Boat) Shakespeare in Love 1998 starring Gwyneth Paltrow & Joseph Fiennes & Geoffrey Rush & Colin Firth & Ben Affleck & Judi Dench & Simon Callow & Jim Carter & Martin Clunes et al, director John Madden, Boatman to Shakespeare
48,107. In 1775 Perrier launched the very first steam-powered boat on the River Seine in Paris. (Steam & Engine & Boat & Industrial Revolution) Ronald Top, Industrial Revelations: The European Story: Steam on the Water
48,108. Once paddle-steamers had proved to be a commercial success in the United States they quickly spread across Europe. (Steam & Engine & Boat & Industrial Revolution) ibid.
48,110. Ericsson had developed a shortened version of the Archimedes’ Screw that would propel boats. (Steam & Engine & Boat & Industrial Revolution) ibid.
48,113. Paddle-steamers were not designed for tourists. They were cargo ships ... A hundred and fifty years after they first appeared paddle-steamers are still one of the best ways of exploring the alpine landscape. (Steam & Engine & Boat & Industrial Revolution) Ronald Top, More Industrial Revelations: Europe – Steaming up the Alps
50,112. Brindley had some serious problems to overcome ... It was an extraordinary feat of engineering. And it took great courage and huge bravado to even conceive of doing this: the newspapers called it the Eighth Wonder of the World ... His extraordinary tunnel is now disused. (Canal & Tunnel & Boat & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England & Engineering) Mark Williams: Industrial Revelations: Clocking On e3
50,113. Because he’d already set the dimensions of the tunnel at seven feet wide all boats now on this system are the dimensions of this working boat, about seventy by seven, a ratio of ten to one: a narrow-boat. (Canal & Tunnel & Boat & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England & Engineering) ibid.
52,978. This is it: the world’s first fast-slipway lifeboat. (Ships & Boats) Rory McGrath’s Best of British Engineering: Ships
65,513. Jolly boating weather,
And a hay harvest breeze,
Blade on the feather,
Shade off the trees
Swing, swing together
With your body between your knees. William Cory, Eton Boating Song
65,514. There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
65,515. The little steamer, like all her brave and battered sisters, is immortal. She’ll go sailing proudly down the years in the epic of Dunkirk. And our great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious. J B Priestley, radio broadcast 5th June 1940
65,516. Within thirty minutes the boat will be run down by larger vessel, and fifty-one young people will die needlessly. The sinking of the Marchioness was the UK’s worst river disaster in over fifty years. (Boat & London) Marchioness: Party Boat Disaster, Channnel 5 2014
65,517. For centuries there had been accidents on the River. (Boat & London) ibid.
65,518. The Bowbelle struck The Marchioness from behind. (Boat & London) ibid.
65,519. Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. Werner Herzog
84,039. 1996: If anyone sees me go anywhere near a boat you’ve got my permission to shoot me. (Olympics & Boat & Shoot) Stephen Redgrave
93,893. Now that I’ve had a taste of it, no wonder you love boating, Mr Allnut. The African Queen 1951 starring Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn & Robert Morley & Peter Bull & Theodore Bikel & Walter Gotell & Peter Swanwick & Richard Marner et al, director John Huston
93,894. Here we are, going down the river like Antony & Cleopatra in that barge. ibid.
103,637. This isn’t a lifeboat, dear. It’s 24 Parker Street. Monty Python’s Flying Circus s3e7: Salad Days
113,325. An Olympic Legend: Winner of Five Consecutive Olympic Rowing Gold Medals 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000. (Olympics & Boat) Sporting Greats: Steve Redgrave, Sky Sports 2017, plaque
120,249. It is much better you deal with me than with Assad. So let’s talk about the security of the boat. (United States of America & Boat) Sacha Baron Cohen: Who is America? IV, Gio the billionaire to yatch dealer
133,017. Officials here this week reckon that only 40% of the people who set out from Vietnam by boat to reach Hong Kong ever make it. (Immigration & Vietnam & Great Britain & Refugees & Boat) A Very British History s2e4: Whatever Happened to the Boat People?
133,018. 40 years ago the world knew them as the Boat People – refugees who’d fled Vietnam. Some found safety in Britain. But scattered around the country, focusing on their future not their past, the new community became almost invisible. (Immigration & Vietnam & Great Britain & Refugees & Boat) ibid.