Also it reminds me of our past as slaves (root word Slav) so sailboats with oars, kinda creepy. If you punch holes in the side of the boat for multiple oars and start running around yelling Ramming Speed I doubt you could get anyone to crew for you......willingly anyway.
Have faith that the oceans are going to rise and flood the world, that plague and pestilence brought on by Climate Change is going to punish us for not believing. Please do as they say it is our only hope. :P