The Evolution of Transportation

Individuals and entities have always had the need to move or be transferred from one spot to another. People have constantly looked for more comfortable or faster ways to travel. ΜΕΤΑΚΟΜΙΣΕΙΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ ΤΙΜΕΣ is a way people and things move from one place to another. Various environments require different methods of transport.

People have devised machines, known as crafts or vehicles, to journey. Some vehicles traveling on the floor, like a train. Some vehicles traveling along with the water, like a jet ski. Some even help people to travel beneath the water, like a submarine. Folks use other types of crafts to journey in the air. A hot air balloon is an interesting way to journey through the skies.

Crafts such as rockets can help people to journey into space. Over the centuries, inventors engineered machines or improved ways of traveling to move people faster and faster.



Among the earliest methods to transport people and items was by traveling in the water. Boats are small crafts generally employed for a particular purpose like fishing. Ships are bigger crafts which may use sails or a motor to propel them through the water. They may travel on rivers, lakes, or seas.

Boats With Paddles

People today utilize flat wooden boards called paddles to row small boats. An oar is just another name for a paddle. A raft is a simple boat with a flat bottom. We can make a raft with tree trunks or logs. Sometimes, horizontal pieces of wood known as planks are bound together to make a raft. A few rafts are made from rubber or a plastic called vinyl. These rafts are often inflatable.

Early Native Americans made canoes out of tree trunks. Nowadays, a synthetic substance, made by man, known as fiberglass is a favorite material for building a canoe.

A kayak is a sleeker version of a kayak with a couple of small holes. The pockets are where folks sit. A rider can attach a watertight skin or enclosure to stop water from getting in the boat. The boat can turn all of the way over without sinking. Some people compete in kayak races. The Olympics have experienced a kayak event since 1936.



Boats With Sails or Motors


Other ships and ships utilize different kinds of power. A sailboat uses pieces of canvas or other fabrics known as sails, which can be filled from the end fills and pushes the boat forward.

Pilgrims traveled from England on a large sailboat known as the Mayflower to attain America in 1620.

A motorboat utilizes an electric engine and propellers. Propellers are turning alloy blades which assist the vessel to move through the water. A speedboat is a small, but very fast motorboat.



Most large ships are made of metals like iron or steel. They utilize giant propellers powered by motors to move through the water. A steamboat is a huge ship with paddles. A steam-powered engine turns the paddles to maneuver the boat.