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Keelboats


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    • found: Work cat.: 2016059135: Headifen, G. Skippering a small keelboat, 2017.
    • found: Discover Sailing www homepage, viewed February 8, 2017(A keelboat has a weighted keel under the hull that helps to prevent it from capsizing)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed February 8, 2017(A keelboat is a riverine cargo-capable working boat, or a small- to mid-sized recreational sailing yacht. The boats in the first category have shallow structural keels, and are nearly flat-bottomed and often used leeboards if forced in open water, while modern recreational keelboats have prominent fixed fin keels, and considerable draft)
    • found: Encyclopedia web site, viewed February 28, 2017(KEELBOAT, a type of craft used on American rivers, chiefly in the West. The earliest keelboat seems to have been a skiff with a plank nailed the length of the bottom to make the boat easier to steer; by about 1790 the keelboat had become a long narrow craft built on a keel and ribs, with a long cargo box amidships, steered by a special oar and propelled by oars or poles, pulled by a cordelle, or occasionally fitted with sails. Keel-boats were 40 to 80 feet long, 7-10 feet in beam, 2 feet or more in draft, with sharp ends; a cleated footway on each side was used by the pole men. The success of Shreve's shallow draft steamboats drove the keelboats from the main rivers by about 1820, except in low water, but they were used quite generally on the tributaries until after the Civil War. Chief utility of the keelboat was for upstream transportation and for swift downstream travel; used extensively for passenger travel)
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