An Unsinkable Boat was Patented

In 1785, a Coach Builder (horse drawn carriages) in London, England, by the name of Lionel Lukin, patented his unsinkable boat. Continue reading

Solo Sailing Journey Around-the-World

Captain Joshua Slocum, a Canadian Mariner, sailed Around-the-World on The Spray, a restored fishing sloop in 1895. Continue reading

Canadian Canoe Museum: History of Northwest Water Travel

The History of Northwest Water Travel is now documented by a collection of some 600 canoes in a Canoe Museum. Continue reading

Japanese First Used Ironclad Vessels in War

Ironclad naval vessels were first used during the invasion of Korea by the Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1592. Continue reading

Gjoa Sailed Through The Northwest Passage

Norwegian explorer, Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen commanded the 47-ton sloop Gjoa with a six-man crew Continue reading

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