Clermont

Robert Fulton’s steamboat the Clermont was the pioneer of practical steamboats. The Clermont’s inaugural voyage began on August 17, 1807 when it steamed out of New York City, destined for Clermont, 110 miles to the north. By the time the journey was completed, the Clermont had cover 150 miles in just thirty-two hours—an astounding accomplishment for the day.

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