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John Smeaton

English engineer, invented and improved numerous scientific instruments. In the 1750s, studied Dutch ports and waterways, reconstructed the famous Eddystone lighthouse, and designed many bridges, ports, and canals. In 1759, published a major work on the motive force of water and wind, Experimental Enquiry concerning the Natural Power of Wind and Water to Turn Mills. Also made improvements to Newcomen's steam engine.