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The first boat built by Captain Schank

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Clark, Arthur Hamilton; Putnam, G.P. and Sons
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1904
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 2 in x 5 1/2 in
Nomenclature: boats; boatbuilding
Classification: shipbuilding and repair

A sideview engraving of British Captain John Schank's first boat with a sliding keel. While stationed at Boston, MA in 1774, Schank built the first vessel fitted with a "sliding keel", as he termed it. It worked vertically through a trunk or well, and the keel of the boat.


CC-P-0113

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