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NH 57269 "Naval Race between the 'Winooski' and 'Algonquin' -- The Start, 3 P.M., February 13, 1866"

Photo #: NH 57269  "Naval Race between the 'Winooski' and 'Algonquin' -- The Start, 3 P.M., February 13, 1866"
Title: "Naval Race between the 'Winooski' and 'Algonquin' -- The Start, 3 P.M., February 13, 1866"
Description: Photo #: NH 57269 Naval Race between the 'Winooski' and 'Algonquin' The Start, 3 P.M., February 13, 1866 Line engraving after a sketch by B.S. Osbon, published in a contemporary illustrated newspaper. This contest, between the U.S. Navy double-ender gunboats Winooski (at left) and Algonquin (center), was conducted to demonstrate the relative merits of their differing machinery. Winooski's engines were designed by the Navy's Bureau of Steam Engineering, while those of Algonquin were designed by E.N. Dickerson. The race, run off New York and lasting twenty-nine hours, clearly demonstrated the superiority of the Navy-designed machinery. Collection of the New York Naval Shipyard. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 57269
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