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A ship on a port is safe

A ship on a port is safe

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 “A ship on a port is safe. But that’s what not ships are developed for.”

  1. Ancient Egyptians were the first to master the use of boats. Egyptian rock drawings show canoes, dugouts, rafts around 6000 BC.

  2. The first sails were fashioned out of animal skins and fixed to rafts to harness the power of the wind for the drive. 

  3.  There is a deception of a stern-mounted rudder on a first-century AD pottery model of a Chinese junk, which is now in Kuangchow National Museum.

  4. The first steamboat was successfully trialed in 1787 by American clockmaker John Fitch.

  5. In 1811, the first Mississippi paddle-wheel steamboats were used.

  6. In 1865, El Horria was the first cruise ship. It is now berthed in Alexandria, Egypt, renamed as SS Mahroussa and used as a state school ship.

  7. Robert Nobel owned the first oil tanker named Zoroastra. It was launched on the Caspian Sea in the late 1870s.

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  8.  India has 14,500 km of passable waterways, sharing about 1% of the country’s transportation.

     9. There are nearly 55,000 commercial ships covering the water surface.

    10. America’s Cup is awarded to the winner of a series of races between sailing yachts. Originally awarded in 1851, it is the oldest international sporting trophy in the world. 

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