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"A toothless old man came ambling up to them, pointing, with a rather wicked grin, at an old rowing boat bobbing in the iron-grey water below them."
—The Dursleys meet the rowboat owner[src]

The rowboat owner was a toothless old Muggle. In 1991, he lent his rowboat to Vernon Dursley, so that the Dursleys and Harry Potter could get to the hut placed on a rock off the sea coast, and subsequently spend the night there.[1] They needed to do so, because Vernon and Petunia Dursley wanted to escape the grasp of Hogwarts. But they were unsuccessful, as Rubeus Hagrid appeared and personally delivered Harry's letter.[2] It is uncertain whether he returned for the Dursleys, or they returned to the mainland on some other transportation.

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 3 (The Letters from No One)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 (The Keeper of the Keys)
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