File Details: AAASm, 600 DPI, TIFF, Original Photograph, 16.9 Mb

Image ID: AAAS


by Russell (Andrew J.)



Negative Size:

6.5 in. x 8.5 in.


oar; paddle

Locations & Lines:

Alexandria VA; Potomac River; Virginia

Military Units:

US Military Railroads (USMRR); US Army


barge; blanket boat; schooner


J. Paul Getty Museum; Library of Congress

Haupt, United States Military Railway Department. Construction And Transportation. No. 18. Expedients for Crossing Streams.-No. 18 represents blanket boats on the Potomac, at some distance from shore. A pair of boats carries four men, and a single small boat, made of an ordinary blanket, one man, who is sitting on the bottom. Boats of blankets of the ordinary size are too small. They have buoyancy enough to carry a man, but he must be very expert in the use of a canoe, or he will upset.