Ship Tools from the Propeller Indiana, Shovel

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
Associated Place
Great Lakes
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
blade: 12 in x 13 1/2 in; x 30.48 cm x 34.29 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)
Expansion and Reform
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Industry & Manufacturing
On the Water exhibit
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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