ORIGINALLY POSTED BY seanwiles 15 September, 2005, 02:36:16 PM
The boat is called a Thames Skiff or Camping Skiff, which is a skiff with places for one , two or more rowers and a steersman in the stern. The camping skiff has a canvas cover which can be fitted at night to form a floating “tent”. if you send me your E-mail address to email@example.com I will send you a picture taken from the last trad boat rally on the thames of one, or you can look at http://www.tradboatrally.com and view the pics of unpowered boats,look at “thomasina” which is a good example.
To research Jerome, and with more exact details on his death,buy a copy of Joseph Connoly’s critical biography, http://www.abebooks have several.
I think he was in a coma at the end , so had George or Carl been present they would have had little to say of any great significance.