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Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Hickman Sea Sled and Boston Whaler

The Hickman Sea Sled and the Boston Whaler When Albert Hickman launched the first Sea Sled in about 1913, she was revolutionary. A lightweight box which flew across the top of the water using an (also revolutionary) surface piercing propeller. Compared to the narrow and heavy boats of the day, the “sled” was stunningly fast.[.....]