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A brief history of the first ship propellers

Drawing of David Bushnell's Turtle Submarine

PortandTerminal.com, October 12, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ship propellers are a relatively new invention. The first was invented somewhere around 250 years ago. The first crossing of the Atlantic in a propellered vessel happened only 175 years ago. For thousands of years, it seems that the maritime world managed without complaint using only oars, sail and rudder to handle …

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