Lord Crofton’s boat house followed a pattern which can be seen in many other sea and lakeside boathouses, such as Lord Sligo’s boathouse at Westport, Lord Erne’s boathouse at Lough Erne, the Bond Boathouse near Newtowncashel, Co. Longford, or Mr O’Conor’s boathouse at Lough Allen Island. These boathouses can be divided into two categories, wet and dry. The wet ones enabled the boat float into the boathouse, whFile the dry ones used a slipway, railway tracks, a bogie which ran on the tracks, with a winch to pull the boat into the boathouse. Lord Crofton’s boathouse is of the wet type.
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