Boat Bother is a rhyming magazine story.
Rheneas finds that the Steamboat puffs dirty smoke, making it hard to see the line ahead. Because of this, he comes off the track by the Lakeside. When he is lifted back onto the rails, he says that we will not go near the lake again. He later has to take some passengers to the lake for a boat race and is worried that there will be more smoke from the steamboats, but Rheneas finds out that it is a sailboat race.