Building Model Steamboats Can Be a Fun Hobby

A photo of a model ship

The way you spend your free time reflects a great deal about your personality. Also, the pursuit of hobbies helps you become a more well-rounded individual, and they frequently develop into valuable life skills, long-term passions, or even careers.  Although some hobbies can actually generate income, some of them are mostly done … Read more

Steamboats and the Industrial Revolution

We can never talk about the industrial revolution without ever mentioning steamboats. Indeed, steamboats and the industrial revolution are terms bound by the critical turn of events in the history of humanity. The creation of steam power and its application to water transport ushered the world to an era of massive cultural, … Read more

The History of Steam Boating in the US South

A picture of SS Savanna, the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1819

A steamboat is driven mainly by steam power and is typically used to drive propellers or paddlewheels. Steamboats may use the prefix designations like SS, SS, or S/S for “Screw Steamer” or PS for “Paddle Steamer,” but these were the most commonly used names for steamships. Before the invention of trains, automobiles, … Read more