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Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the world's first commercially successful steamboat, the North River Steamboat. In 1807, that steamboat traveled on the Hudson River with passengers from New York City to Albany and back again, a round trip of 300 nautical miles, in 62 hours. The success of his steamboat changed river traffic and trade on major American rivers... Read More

BornRobert Fulton
November 14, 1765
Little Britain, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedFebruary 24, 1815 (aged 49)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationEngineer, inventor, businessman
Years active1793–1815


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