These boats have been reported to be this country’s first mass-produced boat. while not a distinct american innovation, the "whitehall" evolved and was refined from. The boston whitehall plans are for a 17′ classic rowing craft. like the 14′ and 16′ new york whitehall pulling boat, this boat is a classic design commonly built in. The whitehall pulling boat is a classic rowing craft based on an old new england design. this boat is slightly narrower than the rangeley lake boat with a traditional.