Propelling Change: A Statistical Analysis of the Evolution of Great Lakes Passenger Freight Propeller Vessels

Author(s): Martha M Mihich

Year: 2018

Summary

During the 19th century, passenger freight propeller vessels were used to transport goods and people to the newly opened Great Lakes region. This migration was fueled and supported by many factors, which have all been well discussed, yet the impacts of these factors on the vessels themselves have not received as much attention. While improvements in technology and steel surely affected how these vessels were built, canals, insurance requirements, and consumer needs would have also impacted these ships. Using a variety of online databases, including Lloyd’s ship registry, this poster aims to identify if there was a general trajectory of the average size of passenger freight propellers, using statistical analysis to identify potential motivators of change in these vessels.

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Propelling Change: A Statistical Analysis of the Evolution of Great Lakes Passenger Freight Propeller Vessels. Martha M Mihich. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441714)

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