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People's Banner (MS)
People's Banner (MS)
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Description: Wm. Oldham Will Attempt to Cross Atlantic

Date: May 17 1894

Newspaper published in: Pontotoc, MS

Source: MSU Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 1

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AN attempt will be made soon by William Oldham, of Nottingham, Eng., to cross the Atlantic on a water cycle. His craft, which is named the Marion, is the smallest boat that was ever proposed to use for such an adventurous voyage. Its dimensions are 10 feet 6 inches in length, 3 feet beam and 2 feet 6 inches deep with a draught of 20 inches of water. In the center is a small cabin rising 9 inches above the deck. It is 4 feet long and 2 broad. At the top of this miniature cabin is a water-tight hatchway 16 inches square. The boat is provided with a brass screw worked from inside by the hands or feet in a similar manner to a bicycle. The mast and bowsprit are constructed or iron pipe with steel wire ropes and there is a small steering wheel.

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