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The Evolution of Water Transportation

THE EVOLUTION • WATER • TRANSPORTATION EST. 4500 BC 4500 BC Sailing ships are created in Mesopotamia. Water transportation was very important as Mesopotamia was set between two rivers, the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. 3500 BC Oar-powered ships sail Eastern Mediterranean seas. 2950-2750 BC Dams are built by Egyptians. The Sadd el-Kafara measured 37 ft tall, 348 ft wide at the crest and 265 ft at the bottom. 50 The first "river lock" originated in China as early as the "flash lock," "navigation weir" or “staunch." 1200 The rudder is invented in China. 1373 Europe gets its first "pound lock" in Vreeswijk, Holland. 1487 Leonardo da Vinci built 6 improved versions of the pound lock (called the miter gate) that formed a V-shape when closed. 1620 The submarine is invented in the Netherlands. 1787 The steamboat is invented in America. I807 The passenger steamboat is invented in the United States. |813 The Austrian government started using steamboats on the Danube. 18|| The modern submarine is invented in the United States. 19|| The hydroplane is invented in the United States. 1912 The Titanic was built in England - the world's largest ship at the time. 1992 The Main-Danube Canal is completed. 1994 The "Chunnel" opens, linking France and England with rail service and a tunnel for passenger cars. SOURCES: http://www.donauschiffahrt.infolen/facts_figures/the_danube_as_a_major_route_of_transport/history/steam_navigation ENationalPositions Pratitable Internet Marheting AMA WATERWAYS"

The Evolution of Water Transportation

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Exploring the history water transportation is key to understanding how societies evolved to accomplish some of humanity’s greatest feats.


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