As many know Bateau is a type of boat that used to be used to carry products (in that time the production and transportation of products such as Tobacco) between centuries XVI and XVII. This type of boat used to be very simple and straightforward, with a structure that used to be very common in that period, it was one of the favorite fishing boats too.
This Boat was created by Anthony Rucker in 1775, the first models used to have an average size of 58 feet; its size was not too big but was sufficient to achieve its objective. The normal operation of the boat was with long sturdy poles and propelled by bateaumen. Many people said that this boat used to be very different to the rest of boats from that period.
The need to carry large amount of tobacco, forced the people to use this transport, this kind of boat offered stability and the perfect size to ensure the transport of people and merchandise; in that century the production of Tobacco was an important business. The comfortable structure of this transport was an important factor to carry other products and as well as passenger transportation.
The main objective of the Bateau was the freight and for makes easier the navigation through rocky waters. This type of transportation was stopped when the packet boat and rail appeared. This type of boat continue present in the memory of historians. Nowadays is recorder in the history of several states in USA.