一百多年前,随上海《申报》赠阅的新闻时事画页《点石斋画报》是中国第一部时事风俗画报。该画报1886年至1887年间有一幅直接反映网船会的图画,其配文云:“嘉兴北乡连四荡普佑上天王刘猛将庙为网船帮香火主,亦犹泛海者之崇奉天后也。泛家泛宅之流,平日烧香许愿,来往如梭,以故该庙香烟独盛。八月十三日为刘王诞期,远近赴会者,扁舟巨舰不下四五千艘。自王江泾长虹桥至庙前十余里内排泊如鳞。是日,奉神登舟,挨荡巡行,午后回宫,俗名为网船会云。”
  网船也叫丝网船,是江浙一带普通的打渔船,形似柳叶,艏艉不足尺宽,向上微微翘起。每船一般备有两把桨,用以手划或脚蹬,击水向前,快似飞梭。此种船都为渔家水上作业的夫妻船,以前在八百里江南水乡随处可以看到,而且为数极为众多。

More than 100 years ago,<Dianshizhai Pictorial>was the first vogue and genre Pictorail,there was a picture on it derectly showing the net-boat fair.

The net-boat also called silk net boat,it is an ordinary fishing boat of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.It is like willow leaves.Every boat commonly has two oars,Paddling with hands or pedaling with feet.It is a couple boat for fishing,and can be seen in South China before here and there.