On the Water

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.

ID Number:
1979.1030.58
Material:
metal, iron
Date:
mid-1800s
Dimensions:
13.500 x 12.000 in
Source:
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)

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