A ship of Columbus' time.

1400's Ship

A ship of Columbus' time.

Naval battle between an American ship and an Algerine corsair.

Capture of an Algerine Corsair

Naval battle between an American ship and an Algerine corsair.

A ship with three masts, without a mizzen top mast.

Bark

A ship with three masts, without a mizzen top mast.

Or Barque, a three-masted vessel of which the foremast and mainmast are square-rigged, but the mizzenmast has fore-and-aft sails only.

Bark

Or Barque, a three-masted vessel of which the foremast and mainmast are square-rigged, but the mizzenmast…

"Barnacles on cable of a Sounding Machine"—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

barnacles

"Barnacles on cable of a Sounding Machine"—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

An image of a bay.

Bay

An image of a bay.

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great Kanawha. Bellaire is a town situated on the Ohio River, three miles below Wheeling, Va. It is the eastern terminus of the Central Ohio Railroad, and the point for crossing the river connecting the Baltimore and Ohio with the above-named railroad. The place contained a population of fifteen hundred or two thousand inhabitants in 1861. Its importance was owing to its eligible position for the rapid concentration of troops. The sketch represents a fleet of boats lying in the river awaiting the quoata of troops and munitions for the prosecution of the war on the Great Kanawha. At this date, 1896, two weekly newspapers are published here. It has two banks, two churches, also manufactures of window-glass and flintware, nails, pig iron, galvanized ware and agricultural machines. The city is lighted with gas, and has waterworks and a street railway. Coal, limestone and fire-clay abound here. Population, about ten thousand." —Leslie, 1896

Bellaire

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great…

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great Kanawha. Bellaire is a town situated on the Ohio River, three miles below Wheeling, Va. It is the eastern terminus of the Central Ohio Railroad, and the point for crossing the river connecting the Baltimore and Ohio with the above-named railroad. The place contained a population of fifteen hundred or two thousand inhabitants in 1861. Its importance was owing to its eligible position for the rapid concentration of troops. The sketch represents a fleet of boats lying in the river awaiting the quoata of troops and munitions for the prosecution of the war on the Great Kanawha. At this date, 1896, two weekly newspapers are published here. It has two banks, two churches, also manufactures of window-glass and flintware, nails, pig iron, galvanized ware and agricultural machines. The city is lighted with gas, and has waterworks and a street railway. Coal, limestone and fire-clay abound here. Population, about ten thousand." —Leslie, 1896

Bellaire

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great…

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great Kanawha. Bellaire is a town situated on the Ohio River, three miles below Wheeling, Va. It is the eastern terminus of the Central Ohio Railroad, and the point for crossing the river connecting the Baltimore and Ohio with the above-named railroad. The place contained a population of fifteen hundred or two thousand inhabitants in 1861. Its importance was owing to its eligible position for the rapid concentration of troops. The sketch represents a fleet of boats lying in the river awaiting the quoata of troops and munitions for the prosecution of the war on the Great Kanawha. At this date, 1896, two weekly newspapers are published here. It has two banks, two churches, also manufactures of window-glass and flintware, nails, pig iron, galvanized ware and agricultural machines. The city is lighted with gas, and has waterworks and a street railway. Coal, limestone and fire-clay abound here. Population, about ten thousand." —Leslie, 1896

Bellaire

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great…

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great Kanawha. Bellaire is a town situated on the Ohio River, three miles below Wheeling, Va. It is the eastern terminus of the Central Ohio Railroad, and the point for crossing the river connecting the Baltimore and Ohio with the above-named railroad. The place contained a population of fifteen hundred or two thousand inhabitants in 1861. Its importance was owing to its eligible position for the rapid concentration of troops. The sketch represents a fleet of boats lying in the river awaiting the quoata of troops and munitions for the prosecution of the war on the Great Kanawha. At this date, 1896, two weekly newspapers are published here. It has two banks, two churches, also manufactures of window-glass and flintware, nails, pig iron, galvanized ware and agricultural machines. The city is lighted with gas, and has waterworks and a street railway. Coal, limestone and fire-clay abound here. Population, about ten thousand." —Leslie, 1896

Bellaire

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great…

Men rowing in a boat

Boat

Men rowing in a boat

Fulton's first invention

Boat

Fulton's first invention

Boat with paddlewheel on side.

Boat with paddlewheel

Boat with paddlewheel on side.

A British ship during the 13th century.

British Ship

A British ship during the 13th century.

"Shore end of cable, exact size, from a Sounding Machine."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

cable

"Shore end of cable, exact size, from a Sounding Machine."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Canoes.

Canoes

Canoes.

"Cardinal de Richelieu Towing Cinq-Mars and de Thou. From the painting by Paul Delaroche." -Rees, 1894

Cardinal de Richelieu Towing Cinq-Mars and de Thou

"Cardinal de Richelieu Towing Cinq-Mars and de Thou. From the painting by Paul Delaroche." -Rees, 1894

"Paying out cable gear, from Chart House."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Chart House

"Paying out cable gear, from Chart House."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

"General view of Columbus, Ky., and its fortications, looking down the river, showing the 'Iron Bluffs' crowned with batteries, the water batteries and the arrival of the Federal gunboats, March 4th, 1862. Our sketch of Columbus and its fortifications, which was called the Western Gibraltar by the Confederates, became untenable by them after the fall of Fort Henry, Donelson, Bowling Green, and especially Nashville. A glance at our illustration will show its immense strength on the river side, and it must be confessed that General Polk had not been slow to improve its natural advantages. The water batteries entirely command the river, and to silence them would have required all Commodore Foote's gallantry and skill. Our picture represents all the water batteries which are situated about a mile above the City of Columbus. The bluffs which are also crowned with cannon, are from seventy to eighty feet high."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Columbus, Kentucky

"General view of Columbus, Ky., and its fortications, looking down the river, showing the 'Iron Bluffs'…

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

"Burning of the Confederate gunboats, rams, etc., at New Orleans and Algiers, on the approach of the Federal fleet." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Burning of Confederate gunboats

"Burning of the Confederate gunboats, rams, etc., at New Orleans and Algiers, on the approach of the…

Embarkation of Christopher Columbus at Palos.

Embarking

Embarkation of Christopher Columbus at Palos.

English ship of the sixteenth century.

English Ship

English ship of the sixteenth century.

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans, LA., April 19th, 1862. The bombardment of the forts lasted six days, commencing on Friday, April 18th, and practically closing on the 24th, when Flag Officer Farragut passed up with his fleet, Captain Bailey, in the <em>Cayuga</em>, leading. First Division- Captain Bailey commanding: <em>Cayuga, Pensacola, Mississippi, Oneida, Varuna, Katahdin, Kineo, Wissahickon, Portsmouth</em>, towed by <em>J. P. Jackson</em>. Second Division- Flag Officer Farragut commanding: <em>Hartford, Brooklyn, Richmond</em>. Third Division- Captain Bell, commanding: <em>Scioto, Iroquois, Pinola, Itasca, Winona, Kennebec</em>. On Friday, April 25th, at twenty-two minutes past one, this magnificent fleet brought up before the renowned city of New Orleans in battle array. A flag of truce was immediately dispatched by Flag Officer Farragut, demanding an immediate and unconditional surrender." —Leslie, 1896

Federal fleet

"Panoramic view of the Federal fleet passing the forts of the Mississippi, on its way to New Orleans,…

A ship of the Fifteenth Century.

Fifteenth Century

A ship of the Fifteenth Century.

Five ships coming over the horizon.

Five Ships

Five ships coming over the horizon.

"An Ohio River flat-boat."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Flat-Boat

"An Ohio River flat-boat."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

An Ohio River flatboat

Flatboat

An Ohio River flatboat

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the manner of the Egyptians to bear the bodies about to be entombed across the water to the place of the sepulture-the members of the household, especially the women, were wont to follow in another barge, and with uplifted hands and unbound hair to cry out for the lost."&mdash;Ridpath, 1885

Funeral Procession Crossing the Lake of the Dead

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the…

A Spanish galleon was used during wars and during discoveries of the Pacific Coast

Galleon

A Spanish galleon was used during wars and during discoveries of the Pacific Coast

"The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Great Eastern

"The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Gulliver brings in the drifting boat.

Gulliver

Gulliver brings in the drifting boat.

The queen had built for Gulliver a first rate boat by the joiner for the palace. It was a miniature, to fit his size, but had all the tackling necessary for both rowing and sailing. Gulliver sailed it in a 300 foot trough placed at the edge of the palace wall where he entertained her majesty and her friends. Here he is seen sailing with the wind provided for him by their fans and a child's breath.

Gulliver in a Miniature Boat

The queen had built for Gulliver a first rate boat by the joiner for the palace. It was a miniature,…

Scene from the story, "The Wreck of the Hesperus."

Hesperus

Scene from the story, "The Wreck of the Hesperus."

"Bombardment of Port Hudsonby Admiral Farragut's fleet."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Port Hudsonby

"Bombardment of Port Hudsonby Admiral Farragut's fleet."— Frank Leslie, 1896

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England aboard the nearby British yacht Deerhound.

Kearsarge Sinking the Alabama

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England…

An image of a lake in a town.

Lake

An image of a lake in a town.

A pole set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc.

Mast

A pole set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc.

From a Painting by Raphael, in the South Kensington Museum.

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

From a Painting by Raphael, in the South Kensington Museum.

Natives on rafts in Peru, at the time of conquest.

Natives

Natives on rafts in Peru, at the time of conquest.

Passage of the second division of the Federal Squadron past Fort St. Philip. On April 24, 1862 at three o'clock in the morning, the greater part of Commodore Farragut's squadron passed the forts through one of the most terrible fires ever known. It consisted of five sloops of war and nine gunboats. The mortar flotilla and eight war steamers remained below, thus putting the forts between two fires, and cutting off all communication with New Orleans. General Duncan surrendered the forts unconditionally to Captain Porter, on Monday, April 28. There were found about seven hundred men in each fort.

The Great Naval Battle of the Mississippi

Passage of the second division of the Federal Squadron past Fort St. Philip. On April 24, 1862 at three…

"The New Jersey troops crossing the Chesapeake Bay, in sixteen propellers, on their way to Washington, May 4th, 1861." — Frank Leslie, 1896

New Jersey troops

"The New Jersey troops crossing the Chesapeake Bay, in sixteen propellers, on their way to Washington,…

"Occupation of Norfolk, VA., by the Federal troops- view of the city- Federal vessels at anchor." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Occupation of Norfolk

"Occupation of Norfolk, VA., by the Federal troops- view of the city- Federal vessels at anchor." —Leslie,…

An instrument for rowing boats.

Oar

An instrument for rowing boats.

On the Stour, a painting by John Constable.

On the Stour

On the Stour, a painting by John Constable.

Paddle-Wheels of a boat

Paddle-Wheels

Paddle-Wheels of a boat

Paddle-Wheels of a boat

Paddle-Wheels

Paddle-Wheels of a boat

Sailboats at wharves in Panama, Central America.

Panama Wharves

Sailboats at wharves in Panama, Central America.

Spaniards embarking upon Peru.

Peru Embarking

Spaniards embarking upon Peru.

A boat of Sumatra and the Malay archipelago, with from one to three masts, generally two, carrying square sails, and having much overhang or prejection at both stem and stern.

Pindjajap

A boat of Sumatra and the Malay archipelago, with from one to three masts, generally two, carrying square…

Plymouth Harbor, England

Plymouth Harbor

Plymouth Harbor, England

A proa boat with outrigger. Very swift and agile.

Proa

A proa boat with outrigger. Very swift and agile.

An early propeller

Propeller

An early propeller

A raft, showing early use of the sail.

Raft

A raft, showing early use of the sail.

"The Battle of the Rams at Memphis, June 6, 1862."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Battle of the Rams

"The Battle of the Rams at Memphis, June 6, 1862."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

A river from its source to its mouth.

River

A river from its source to its mouth.

A river with boats traveling on it.

River

A river with boats traveling on it.

A Roman Galley with three banks of oars.

Roman Galley

A Roman Galley with three banks of oars.

A sailboat in the water.

Sailboat

A sailboat in the water.

A sailboat

Sailboat

A sailboat