Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Seafaring Sunday: Three Knots
December 3, 1787: A steamboat piloted by James Rumsey and loaded with two tons of ballast achieved three knots against the current on the Potomac River in West Virginia. Eight lucky passengers were along for the auspicious ride.
Header: Modern steamboat via Industrial Revolution in America (dotcom)