New York State Library, NYSL_mohawk_river_boats
This is an engraving of a bateau (boat) and a Durham boat (with sails) navigating the Mohawk River. It shows the Durham boat being forced upstream through one of the dams created by the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company in the late 1780s to raise the water level across the river's many rifts and shoals, 1810.
1. Examine the picture and identify two sources of power used to move the boats up the river:
2. How many people are working with or riding in each boat?
a. The bateau in the bottom of the picture has _____ people.
b. The Durham boat on the top of the picture has _____ people.