Boat lab (STEAM)

Events

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

10,000 BCE

Mesopotamian sailors invent sails

5000 BCE - 3000 BCE

Ancient Egyptians make the first boats from wooden planks

3000 BCE

Vikings invent clinker building

300

The central rudder starts to replace the "steerboard"

1200

Cornelis Drebble builds the first submarine from wood

1620

First iron hulled boat is built (England)

1777

Steamboat SS Savannah crosses the Atlantic in a record 29 days

1819

Great Western, a giant steam-powered ship built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel becomes the first iron boat to cross the Atlantic

1837

Marine gas turbine engines are used for the first time

1943

US Navy launches first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus

1955

US Navy scraps the last of its giant battleships, USS Missouri

1992