sive amount of labour. The ordinary war-boat carries from sixty to seventy men seated two abreast on the cross-benches. It is steered by the paddles of the two bow-men and the four next the stern.
One of these war-boats, manned by sixty or seventy paddlers, can maintain a pace about equal to that of our University racing eights.1
1 On one occasion on which a race between twenty-two of these was rowed at Marudi on the Baram river, we timed the winning- oa the down-stream course of four and half miles. The tinpe was we y minutes thirteen seconds.