Ship Tools from the Propeller Indiana, Shovel

All the hand tools were found in the engine and boiler space below decks in Indiana’s hold, indicating that they were used for the machinery. The crew used the shovel to add coal to the fires.
Object Name
shovel, flat iron
date made
when the Indiana was found
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
blade: 12 in x 13 1/2 in; x 30.48 cm x 34.29 cm
overall: 8 in x 11 1/2 in x 23 in; 20.32 cm x 29.21 cm x 58.42 cm
Associated Place
Great Lakes
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Energy & Power
Industry & Manufacturing
On the Water exhibit
Expansion and Reform
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Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
On the Water
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)
Publication title
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL

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