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flatboat

any boat with a flat bottom, usually for transporting goods on a canal or river
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Even though flatboats had become essentially obsolete by that time, Bingham nonetheless saw his reputation soar when The Jolly Flatboatmen became the first piece of American art that, to borrow from today's social media lingo, "went viral." In 1847, the American Art-Union purchased the painting from the artist and distributed engravings to some 10,000 members across the United States, which made it one of the best known and most widely distributed works of art of its era.
Paul via ox carts 1859 First steamboat arrives 6,500 Commercial Era 1868 Road to Lake of the Woods begins 1870 Manitoba joins Canada 1871 Stagecoach line to Moorhead, 12,300 Minnesota opens 1870s Shipments of lumber and goods expands rapidly via flatboats and barges on Red River 1874 Part of Settlement becomes City of Winnipeg 1878 Railway links Winnipeg with Minnesota 1881 Manitoba's population 66,000 expanding rapidly 1883 Railway links Winnipeg with eastern Canada Table 2 Forest resources of southeastern Manitoba, circa 1812.
Also, Washington and his men aren't in a small rowboat, but on a flatboat ferry big enough to transport horses and cannons.
Lincoln in New Orleans; the 1828-1831 flatboat voyages and their place in history.
I also dined on a paddle steamer cruising the Mississippi at night, visited the Oak Alley Plantation with its antebellum mansion and famous path lined with oaks, and went on a flatboat trip through the swamplands where our Cajun guide handed me a reptile to hold.
The landscape is "Flatboat Men," an 1865 painting by Robert Scott Duncan-son, "thought to be the first black artist in the United States to make a living as a painter and become internationally known," according to the museum.
All river travel and shipping was done by flatboat, keelboat, and canoe, requiring a great amount of manpower and time, as well as limits on the type and weight of goods that could be shipped.
He described himself in his early years, age 25, as "a strange, penniless friendless uneducated boy working on a flatboat for ten dollars a month." But he knew that through his own effort he could be more than what was defined by the condition of his birth.
As the flatboat began taking on more water, Lincoln directed the crew to unload the hogs onto a borrowed boat while he ran into the village and borrowed an augur from the cooper shop.
Paul and then take an oxcart or flatboat to Winnipeg.
One flatboat, called the Lavanderia Serenissima, was full of heaps of white sacks of laundry, probably from hotels--all the sheets on which lovers have lain.