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NEW TUG’S PILOT HOUSE CAN BE RAISED OR LOWERED (Dec, 1933)

NEW TUG’S PILOT HOUSE CAN BE RAISED OR LOWERED
Equipped with a movable pilot house that can be hoisted to a height of twenty-two feet above the waterline, or lowered to ‘ the main deck, one of the strangest of tow-boats is being built for service on the Chicago River.

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Turbo Wheel Liners to Speed Across Seas (Jun, 1934)

Turbo Wheel Liners to Speed Across Seas

AVIATION’S rapid strides are revolutionizing all other modes of transportation. Railroads are meeting the demand for greater speed with streamlined trains. Automobiles are following the most modern trends in streamlining.

On the seas, however, even a streamlined ship will not be able to meet the competition of regular airplane schedules touching airports anchored in the ocean. Resistance from wind is great, but the sea itself slows down an ocean liner much more.

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English Ferry Wades Through Ocean Waves (Aug, 1935)

English Ferry Wades Through Ocean Waves
NOT a boat, but a caterpillar-tractor car, is this public utility, located at an English seaside resort. As shown, it holds its passengers above the waves, while picking its way over the bottom. A 24-horsepower engine operates it.

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