A twelve-rowed ear of corn.
All the men save a small crew rowed to the beach of sugary sands.
Then four of the sailors rowed him to the shore and left him there.
For long voyages the sailing vessel replaced the medieval galley rowed by oars.
All were built to be rowed, were flat-bottomed, and of shallow draft so as to be able to navigate close to the shore, and to take the ground without hurt.