Model of the ferry steamer Wilhelmina, anonymous, 1822

Model of the ferry steamer Wilhelmina, anonymous, 1822

wood, brass, lead and rope, h 47cm × l 89cm × w 27.4cm Catalogue entry

The first steamships in the Netherlands were driven by paddle wheels. A remarkable number of these vessels were used as ferries. Steam propulsion guaranteed a reliable connection, as steamships could continue service when there was no wind. The ferry steamer Wilhelmina.

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