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How the Ship Goes

How does the icebreaker Healy go? Like a car. It’s got a throttle for a gas pedal and a wheel for…a steering wheel. It also has an engine – actually, four. And it goes through water, so instead of wheels it has propellers. Ok, my car analogy just fell apart.

Today we’re looking at how the ship moves, from the people who drive the ship up front on the bridge, 70 feet above the water line, to the propellers and rudders under the ship’s rear.

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