By: Breanna Henke!

The cruise of your life

Have you ever wanted to take a little cruise down the river? Well now here is your chance! On June 6th from 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. there will be FREE rides. To reserve for a special occasion contact me at

Hope to see you there!


  • Before steamboats, travel on the river was limited to rafts, flatboats, keelboats, and other craft that had no engine to propel and guide them.
  • By the 1830's, trains started to compete with steamboats and eventually took away a lot of business.
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Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton (1765-1815), American inventor, civil engineer, and artist, established the first regular and commercially successful steamboat operation. Robert Fulton didn't actually invent the machine he is most commonly associated with (the invention of the first steamboat is generally credited to John Fitch). But, Fulton's efforts and innovations are what helped to successfully shape and commercialize the steamboat invention.