Robert E. Lee, thanks to the appearance of steam, at the beginning of the 18th century, small draft ships and large paddle wheels were built, capable of transporting even against the current, both passengers and large quantities of merchandise. These Riverboats were constantly improved. The speed brought memorable competitions on the Mississippi River. It contains the traditional construction kit. It is a wooden and metal ship, scale 1: 140. Hollow helmet with false keel and laser cut ribs. Pre-cut pieces in wood and turned brass, cast iron parts and brass photogravure for details. Presented in a luxurious box with all components classified and ordered for easy location. Assembly instruction book in 7 languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. Detailed instructions with photos of the assembly step by step. It also includes 2 plans with all the views and details necessary for its construction.
History Throughout history, there are many navigable rivers that allowed the development of commerce and transport and therefore the economy. The Mississippi is one of them. To navigate these rivers, their variable depth and the tides did not allow the use of normal boats. With the appearance of steam, large paddle boats were built. These Riverboats were constantly improved. The speed brought with it memorable competitions, racing to see which was the fastest ship of the "Great River". Robert E. Lee was a steamboat built in New Albany, Indiana in August 1866. He soon gained fame for his speed. Perhaps the most famous Riverboats race took place in June 1870, from New Orleans to St. Louis between Natchez VI and Robert E. Lee. 1200 miles that Robert E. Lee covered in 3 days, 18 hours and 14 minutes, a mark that still lasts today. The Natchez took 4 days and 51 minutes.