The invention of the century
Robert Fulton was born November 14, 1765, in Lancaster County, Pa. His father worked at farming, among other jobs, and died when Robert was a small boy. By the age of 10 Robert showed promise as an artist and was employed by local gunsmiths to make designs for their work. At 17 he went to Philadelphia, the cultural center of the Atlantic seaboard, and spent 4 years making portraits and doing miniatures. Financially successful, he was able to buy a farm near the city for his mother. After another 4 years, Robert went and desgined the very first steamboat in May, 1792.
Robert was the only known inventor for the steam boat.
How did the steamboat run?
The early models were used to exsport goods and products, but was sailed by winds.
This model was an improvment by charles baker, a former friend of Robert. He allowed the actual boat to run off of coal creating steam. therefor a steamboat.
This model is commonly known as a fairy and is used to this day for turisum and possiably dates.
Where and when did the steamboat occur?
The first crew!!
The need for this invention!
the importance of the steamboat in history!
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