The history and Inventors of Steamboats
The brilliant men who built the steamboats were Robert Fulton, and John Fitch. Fulton was an american inventor who believed that a steam powered motor could be used for transportation. When Fitch asked him to build a steamboat with him he was on board, and so they designed and built the Clermont. People thought that the steamboat was going to fail, after it made the whole trip people wanted one of their own, and so the steamboat period began.