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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in caricature style

Abraham Lincoln

“Buoying Vessels Over Shoals” Inventor
Born: 2-12-1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln, prior to becoming President Lincoln, was an avid boater and traveled on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers where his boat often got stuck on sandbars and needed to be lifted out. In 1849 Lincoln invented a method for Buoying Vessels Over Shoals, making him the first and only U.S. President to receive a patent.

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