"Condensing Apparatus for Steamer's Side Lights.—By means of this application of the condensing principle all the light can be distributed with strict equality over 112 degrees, which is the arc prescribed for steamers by the Board of Trade. Several of the Transatlantic and other steamers have adopted this kind of apparatus, which is hung on gimbals and placed in iron towers, having an entry from below the deck, which can be made use of in bad weather." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Condensing Apparatus

"Condensing Apparatus for Steamer's Side Lights.—By means of this application of the condensing…

"Condensing Apparatus for Steamer's Side Lights.—By means of this application of the condensing principle all the light can be distributed with strict equality over 112 degrees, which is the arc prescribed for steamers by the Board of Trade. Several of the Transatlantic and other steamers have adopted this kind of apparatus, which is hung on gimbals and placed in iron towers, having an entry from below the deck, which can be made use of in bad weather." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Condensing Apparatus

"Condensing Apparatus for Steamer's Side Lights.—By means of this application of the condensing…

This design with natural induction used for marine purposes was the popular “Scotch” marine boiler, a scheme for a multi-tube one-pass horizontal boiler made up of two units: a firebox surrounded by water spaces and a boiler barrel consisting of two telescopic rings inside which were mounted 25 copper tubes; the tube bundle occupied much of the water space in the barrel and vastly improved heat transfer.

Steam Boiler Engine

This design with natural induction used for marine purposes was the popular “Scotch” marine boiler,…

"Infernal machine designed by the Confederates to destroy the Federal Flotilla in the Potomac discovered by Captain budd of the steamer "Resolute." An infernal machine designed by the Confederates to blow up the "Pawnee" and the vessels of the Potomac flotilla, which was set adrift near Aquia Creek, was picked up on the 7th of July, 1861, floating toward the "Pawnee." The following description of the article was sent to the Navy Department: "Two large eighty-gallon oil casks, perfectly watertight, acting as buoys, connected by twenty-five fathoms of three-and-a-half-inch-rope, buoyed with large squares of cork, every two feet secured to casks by iron handles. A heavy bomb of boiler iron, fitted with a brass tap and filled with powder, was suspended to the casks six feet under water. On top of the cask was a wooden box, with fuse in a gutta-percha tube. In the centre of the cork was a platform with a great length of fuse coiled away, occupying the middle of the cask." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Infernal machine

"Infernal machine designed by the Confederates to destroy the Federal Flotilla in the Potomac discovered…

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term especially belongs to steam river craft; ocean-going craft being called steamers, steamships, etc."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Modern Sound Propeller

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term…

"The <em>Quaker City</em>, one of the Potomac Flotilla, engaging Confederate dragoons in Lynn Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, Va. The <em>Quaker City</em>, Commander Carr, one of the United States Flotilla of the Potomac, while cruising in Lynn Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, picked up a man named Lynch, a refugee from Norfolk, who represented that the master plumber of the Norfolk Navy Yard was ashore and wished to be taken off. An armed boatd which was sent for the purpose was fired upon when near the shore, mortally wounding James Lloyd, a seaman of Charlestown, Mass. A few 32-pound shells dispersed the Confederates." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Quaker City

"The Quaker City, one of the Potomac Flotilla, engaging Confederate dragoons in Lynn Haven…

An illustration of a steam-powered ship (un vapor barco) with steam billowing out of its smoke shafts.

Steam-Powered Ship

An illustration of a steam-powered ship (un vapor barco) with steam billowing out of its smoke shafts.

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term especially belongs to steam river craft; ocean-going craft being called steamers, steamships, etc. The first steam-boat was built by Denis Papin, who navigated it down the Fulda as long ago as 1707. Unfortunately this pioneer craft was destroyed by jealous sailors, and even the very memory of it was lost for three-quarters of a century."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Steamboat of 1736

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term…

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term especially belongs to steam river craft; ocean-going craft being called steamers, steamships, etc."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

American River Steamboat

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term…

An illustration of soldiers on a Civil War hospital steamer.

Hospital Steamer

An illustration of soldiers on a Civil War hospital steamer.

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term especially belongs to steam river craft; ocean-going craft being called steamers, steamships, etc."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Modern Ocean Steamship

"A steamboat is a boat or vessel propelled by steam acting either on paddles or on a screw. The term…

The second USS <em>Louisiana</em> was a propeller-driven iron hull steamer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

The Louisiana

The second USS Louisiana was a propeller-driven iron hull steamer in the United States Navy…

USS <em>New Era</em> (1862) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways.

The New Era

USS New Era (1862) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War.…

A food steamer or steam cooker is a kitchen appliance used to prepare various foods in a sealed vessel that limits the escape of air or liquids below a preset pressure.

Steam Cooking Utensil

A food steamer or steam cooker is a kitchen appliance used to prepare various foods in a sealed vessel…