Fulton's Steamboat

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00930
Title: Fulton's Steamboat "Clermont".
Additional Title: As rebuilt in 1807-8.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Reproduction of a sketch by Robert Fulton of a steamboat of his own invention. The Clermont, built in 1807, was the nation's first commercially successful steamboat, carrying passengers between New York City and Albany, New York. Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1765, he lived in Philadelphia as a young man, working as an artist and inventor.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.10
Creator Name: Fulton, Robert - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler