Caitlin's Steamboat Shop

Impact on North Dakota

Transporting goods and poeple were definitly hard with out a steamboat. Going against the currents in a paddle boat was super hard and tiering. Steamboats made that job a lot easier for all of us. The steamboat decresed time from an average time of five days to 32 hours. As a matter of not haivng to worry about traviling against winds.

Come visit us!

My shop can provide you your very own steamboat and much more. We have the extra parts to fix any of your problems. Come visit us today.

Opening hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30am-6pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30-5:30
  • closed weekends


Steamboats are used to carry people and goods from one place to another. The steam-powered boats can travel at an astonishing speed of five miles per hour. A man named, James Watt created an engine that was ran by steam. Once they learned how the engines worked they started to experiment with using it to run a boat. The very first man to create a full steamboat was John Fitch. In 1787 he built a 45-foot steamboat that he sailed down the Delaware River. John then built four more, which was very expensive. Since they were so expensive they were unsuccessful.

Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Fast travel
  • Good for carrying goods and people


  • Exspensive
  • Dangerous
Robert Fulton Invents the Steamboat