Abraham Lincoln of Springfield, Illinois receives a patent for a device to aid riverboats over shoals

Abraham Lincoln of Springfield, Illinois was awarded a patent for a device made up of inflatable cylinders to help lift riverboats over shoals. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 499.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Science/Technology
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