Thanks to the efforts of a group of passionate New Yorkers, The SS Columbia, America's oldest remaining excursion steamship, will soon be plying the waters from NYC to Albany, New York. Built in 1902, the two hundred sixteen foot long S.S. Columbia was once the cutting edge of engineering and design at the turn of the 20th Century. 3,200 passengers can comfortably gather on her five spacious decks. The boat, which was possibly headed to a scrap heap, is being transformed in
Just when I thought we only had to worry about the best way to charge our EVs when on a road trip! Now, boat owners will surely need PlugIn strategies if Solar Sal, a 40 foot electric boat in New York, is any indication. Luckily, this vessel has a 5kW solar PV array which generates more electricity than the Torqeedo electric engines need to operate, even during cloudy days. At night the boat can cruise for 50 additional miles on battery power.
Solar Sal was the dream of Da