Moses Rogers

Moses Rodgers, who was born into slavery in Missouri, came to California in 1849. He became prominent during the Gold Rush as a successful mining engineer, making a lucrative career excavating gold in mines he owned in Hornitos in Mariposa County. Continue reading

The Savannah Steamboat Crossed The Atlantic Ocean

The Savannah Steamboat, a 350-ton wooden craft designed by an American, Daniel Dod of Elizabeth, NJ, USA, and Continue reading

Steamboat Phoenix Makes Ocean Voyage

The Phoenix steamboat made an ocean voyage on June 10, 1809, while under the command of Moses Roger Continue reading

Worldwide Steamboat Passenger Service

The S.S. President Harrison, Continue reading

British Invented the Diving Suit

Englishman, John Lethbridge invented the first diving suit in 1715. Continue reading

French Freighter Used a Cooling Unit

The French refrigerated freighter Frigorifique was outfitted with a cooling unit designed by Charles Teller in 1877. Continue reading

Chinese Commercial Ship Sails to Taiwan

A Chinese commercial ship sailed from China to the southern port Kaohsiung, Taiwan on April 19, 1997. Continue reading

James I – King of England

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. Continue reading

King James I was Passenger on First Submarine

Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel (or van Drebbel), Dutch inventor demonstrated the first submarine to King James I of England and he was the first head of state passenger during an underwater trip between Westminster to Greenwich at a depth of 16 feet (5 meters). Continue reading

Robin Knox-Johnston’s Solo Non-Stop Voyage Around the World

The British yachtsman, Robin Knox-Johnston started his solo voyage on April 22, 1969. Continue reading