The Orukter Amphibolos

We've seen many amphibious vehicles at WU, but mostly from the 20th century. Here's one of the earliest, from 1804.

Wikipedia page of the inventor, Oliver Evans.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 04, 2022
     Category: Inventions | Motor Vehicles | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | Nineteenth Century

It was a dredge, built for the Philadelphia Board of Health. Evans added the wheels to get it from his workshop to the Schuylkill River, making it the unlikely first automobile in the country and first motorized amphibious craft in the world, as well as the first powered dredge. It didn't work well as a dredge and was later scrapped for parts.

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/04/22 at 10:19 AM
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