The “World’s Oldest Transportation Company In The World” title is what The Lake George Steamboat Company claims for itself, and recently this New York-based company joined forces with API Services to laser scan the hull of the oldest boat in their fleet. The Mohican, clocking in at 107 years old, has a long and rich history as a passenger vessel on Lake George during World War II and into the present day. This boat was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 2008, the third active passenger vessel to receive the honor.
API Services used their scanning technology for sub-millimeter accuracy ranging from ones to 180 meters, fully digitizing The Mohican’s exterior in just one afternoon. They used the scan to create a 3D model of the hull shell plate for naval architects at Dejong and Lebet, Inc., to create drawings for replacing the original hull plating. API Services was more than happy to take a part in preserving and prolonging this historic vessel’s lifespan as it continues to service passengers on the beautiful Lake George. Interested in reading more? Click here.
Photos credited to API Services