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.

Date Made: mid-1800sWhen The Indiana Was Found: 1972

Associated Place: Great Lakes

Related Event: Expansion and Reform


See more items in: Work and Industry: Maritime, Work, Energy & Power, Industry & Manufacturing, Transportation, On the Water exhibit

Exhibition: On the Water

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

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Related Publication: On the Water online exhibition

Credit Line: Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1030.59Accession Number: 1979.1030Catalog Number: 1979.1030.59

Object Name: shovel, flat iron

Physical Description: iron (overall material)Measurements: blade: 12 in x 13 1/2 in; x 30.48 cm x 34.29 cm


Record Id: nmah_1156609

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