Makes you go Faster!


The idea of using steam power to propel boats occurred to inventors soon after James Watt patented an improved version of the steam engine in 1769. John Fitch (1743-1798) was granted a United States patent for a steamboat on August 26, 1791. His first steamboats demonstrated the viability of using steam for water locomotion and made way for the Steamboats of the 1800's.

Robert Fulton made the first steamboat, after the death of John Fitch.

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"When It's STEAMBOAT Time, You Steam"--Mark Twain

"The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reason - it is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality. -- Robert Fulton

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