By: B. West P.R.A.
Date: 1856 (circa)
Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 25, 1815) was anAmerican engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing a commercially successful steamboat; the first was called the Clermont. In 1807 that steamboat traveled on the Hudson River with passengers, making a round trip of 300 miles (480 km), in 62 hours. The success of his steamboat changed river traffic and trade on major American rivers. Vignette of the Clermont steamship below
Condition: Fine with light damp staining on left side of page
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