- A yachtsman, who had been seeking shelter, had used his boathook to keep her afloat.
- A Bible, kept for the purpose, was handed from shore to ship at the end of a boathook for the declaration.
- Shelton handed the boathook to Angus and point at the buoy.
- If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore?
- They were dragged across the ice with boathooks.