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The Inventions and Scientific Achievements of Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin - Map of Gulf Stream
Benjamin Franklin - Map of Gulf Stream

Benjamin Franklin - Map of Gulf Stream

Ben Franklin always wondered why sailing from America to Europe took less time than going the other way. Finding the answer to this would help to speed travel, shipments and mail deliveries across the ocean. Franklin was the first scientist to study and map the Gulf Stream. He measured wind speeds and current depth, speed and temperature. Ben Franklin described the Gulf Stream as a river of warm water and mapped it as flowing north from the West Indies, along the East Coast of North America and east across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.
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