This previous item of the month is just too good to miss. Lieutenant Peter Alexander Halkett's design for a cloak-boat, held in our rare book collection, is a portable boat constructed of macintosh india-rubber cloth, with a paddle, umbrella sail and bellows. So, it's not a boat-cloak, but a cloak-boat.
Seriously, this is a genius idea. Somebody should tell Dave Gorman.
Renée (Digital Resources Librarian)