The Overlooked Origins of the Jet-Powered Boat

James Rumsey and the history of the first jet-powered boat.

Live Stream is allowed into the Steam Cylinder by the Control Valve and pushes up the Steam Piston. The Connecting Rod pulls up the Water Piston, thus drawing water in through the River Valves into the Water Cylinder. At the top of the stroke the Control Valve is flipped to start the thrust, or vacuum, stroke.
Illustration by Sam Moore