Tag: USS Nautlius

Sept. 7, 2014

Long Before Nuclear Power, There Was Turtle Power

On 17 July 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and colleague George Washington, requesting "you to be so kind as to communicate to me what you can recollect of Bushnel's experiments in submarine navigation during the late war."  Washington replied two months later, declaring that although he did not "expect much success from the enterprise