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Gotta Keep Your Boats Straight!

A few months ago, I was in a faculty meeting in which another faculty member was recounting the history of our institution. He said something about the founders coming up the river on flatboats, and at that point, I had to restrain myself from saying aloud, “Not flatboats, keelboats!” (Well, OK, I did actually whisper it to the person sitting next to me….)

Flatboats, keelboats – what’s the difference, you ask? Let’s take a little journey into the history of transportation in this country.

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February 23, 2015 · 4:15 am