The rowing boats and sailing dinghies are obvious, but the motor cruisers are powered by electricity rather than petrol, in an attempt to limit their speed (and hence ability to generate bank-eroding waves) and pollution of the lake.
Note the memorial to Donald Campbell, who famously died on Coniston Water attempting to beat the world speed record in his vessel 'Bluebird' in 1967. Though it looks like a gravestone, Campbell's remains are now in Coniston's new cemetery, on the other side of the village (not the churchyard – the village has two cemeteries).
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