Early Motor Boat

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Title

Early Motor Boat

Description

A motor boat under what may be the North End high bridge at Auburn Street. Motor boats came about before the automobile. As automobiles became more popular, boat design began to mimic cars with dashboards, steering wheel and front facing seats. The large boat companies were located in the Midwest where advances in engine technology were taking place. The calmer Midwestern waters led to boat designs favoring speed and varnished mahogany over seaworthiness and durability. Boating became a status symbol of the wealthy and a popular past time.

Date

circa early 1900s

Identifier

84.139.81

Physical Dimensions

10" x 8"

Citation

“Early Motor Boat,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 27, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3767.

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