Fulton's first invention

Boat

Fulton's first invention

Robert Fulton's steamboat on the Hudson River, 1807

Clermont

Robert Fulton's steamboat on the Hudson River, 1807

USS <em>Fulton</em>, a 2455-ton center-wheel steam battery, was built at New York City to a design prepared by Robert Fulton, who called her "Demologos".

Floating Battery Fulton the First

USS Fulton, a 2455-ton center-wheel steam battery, was built at New York City to a design prepared…

The birthplace of Robert Fulton, inventor and engineer, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Fulton's Birthplace

The birthplace of Robert Fulton, inventor and engineer, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The first commercial steamboat, the <em>North River Steamboat</em> later known as the <em>Clermont</em>.

Fulton's Clermont

The first commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat later known as the Clermont.

In 1807, Fulton and King built the first commercial steamboat, the <em>North River Steamboat</em> (later known as the <em>Clermont</em>), which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, New York.

Fulton's Clermont

In 1807, Fulton and King built the first commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat (later…

Fulton destroyed a vessel of two hundred tons burden by using the torpedo, and he convinced the spectators that any ship might be so demolished.

Fulton's Torpedo

Fulton destroyed a vessel of two hundred tons burden by using the torpedo, and he convinced the spectators…

"Robert Fulton played a major role in the social culture at the turn of the century."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Robert Fulton

"Robert Fulton played a major role in the social culture at the turn of the century."—E. Benjamin…

Robert Fulton, born 1765; died 1815

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton, born 1765; died 1815

The inventor of the first steam ship.

Robert Fulton

The inventor of the first steam ship.

An American inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

Robert Fulton

An American inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

USS <em>Fulton</em>, a 2455-ton center-wheel steam battery, was built at New York City to a design prepared by Robert Fulton, who called her "Demologos".

Section of the Floating Battery Fulton

USS Fulton, a 2455-ton center-wheel steam battery, was built at New York City to a design prepared…

Fulton's first steamboat

Steamboat

Fulton's first steamboat

"A Submarine Boat is a boat capable of being propelled under the water. The first was probably that constructed by Drebbel, a Dutchman, for James I., and Robert Fulton made an effort in the same direction in 1801. Among recent submarine boats the most noteworthy is the Holland submarine torpedo boat."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Submarine Boat

"A Submarine Boat is a boat capable of being propelled under the water. The first was probably that…