Robert Fulton’s “Clermont”

On August 17, 1807, a 150-foot (46 meter) long boat developed by American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton sailed from New York City on a voyage up the Hudson River — at that time often called the North River —to Albany, 150 miles away, That boat was the North River Steamboat but now remembered as the Clermont and is widely regarded as he world’s first vessel to demonstrate … Continue reading Robert Fulton’s “Clermont”