A remote control ship in 1891? Wow.
Joel, here is link to an interesting article on Tesla's invention of remote control AND an exhibit with the original boat.http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/07/nikola-teslas-remote-control-boat-and-other-unpopular-inventions/
...and be sure to scroll through the photos.
That was positively splendid, Mister Eddings! Thank you for the link.