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What Is It?
A steam powered ship, or a steamboat, is any watercraft propelled by steam, more specifically a shallow, paddle wheel-driven boat. The Clermont was the first successful steam powered ship built by Robert Fulton in 1807. Fulton took the steam powered ships from the experimental stage to creating a perfected mechanism of the ships.
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How Does It Work?
A steam powered ship is clearly powered by steam but, you may want to know how steam power works before you purchase a steamboat! These ships are run with a steam engine, which works through heating, cooling, and containing steam power. When heated to it's boiling point, water becomes a gas called steam and it expands to be much bigger. For a steam engine to work, a few key parts are needed, a boiler (a container heated to create steam), a cylinder (a round pipe closed off at one end with a small hole at the other end), the piston (a round, solid piece of metal designed to pit snugly in the cylinder and move up and down inside the cylinder), a rod (a piece of metal attached to the piston that usually extends outside the cylinder and connects to another object to power at the other end), and a value (allows liquid or gas to pass through in one direction only). So how the steam engine actually works is first, the boiler is filled with water and a coal fire is lit underneath the boiler to boil the water. Then, the steam escapes through a valve into the cylinder and the steam pushes the piston, forcing it to the other end of the cylinder. The piston then moves the rod and powers what the rod is attached to.
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All About The Inventor
The inventor of steam powered ships was Robert Fulton. Fulton was a very experienced American inventor, engineer, and artist born on November 14, 1765 in Pennsylvania, USA. His passion for improving the way life is lived brought steamboats from an experimental stage to being a commercial success.
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