boat project

Events

first boats

10,000 bce

include rafts, skin, hide and bark boats, kayaks, and dugouts

mesopotamian sailors invent sails

5000 BCE

ancient egyptians

3000 BCE

make the first boats from wooden plank

vikings

300

invent clinker building

steerboard replacemnt

1200

central rudder starts to replace steerboard

cornelis drebble

1620

builds the first submarine from wood

iron hulled boat

1777

first of this boat built in england

robert fulton

1807

sets a record for traveling from New York City to Albany with a steamboat called Clermont

john holland

1870 - 1898

designs and builds the first practical, engine powered submarine, but struggles to convince the US Navy of its potential

marine gas turbine

1943

engine used for the first time

US Navy launches first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus

1955

christopher cockerell

1959

hovercraft makes its maiden voyage