The paddle wheel was housed, the top fitted with stairs to the spar deck.
"She'll be struck by the paddle wheel," he yelled, and then, splash!
A single cylinder engine turned the paddle wheel on one side, and was balanced by the boiler on the other side.
Could you hear any slapping of a paddle wheel, or other noises that sound like a steamer?
The hulls were tied together athwartship by the deck beams of the gun deck and spar deck, except in the wake of the paddle wheel.
A side-wheel boat usually went around the sharp bend with one paddle wheel backing and the other going ahead.
The two tow ropes attached to the canoe became entangled in the paddle wheel as the Pathfinder backed up, and they came to a stop.
They were hurled up against the paddle wheel of the steamboat, and then disappeared entirely from view.
The paddle wheel was placed between the hulls and, ready for sea, she drew 61/2 feet.
It was the place where the main shaft passed out from the engine to the paddle wheel.