"I take a wherry upriver to Whitehall"
An 18th century wherry
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAn 18th century wherry - Credit: Motmit/wikimedia commons
A wherry is an English boat designed to carry passengers or goods on a river or canal. They were commonly used as taxis on the River Thames, especially in the Elizabethan period. They could carry up to five people at a time.