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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Steam-navigation,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination507 p.
Number of Pages507
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25510595M
OCLC/WorldCa18516031

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Life of Robert Fulton and a history of steam navigation. New York, London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, (OCoLC) Named Person: Robert Fulton; Robert Fulton: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wallace Knox. The Life of Robert Fulton Comprising Some Account of the Invention, Progress, and Establishment of Steam-boats; of Improvements in the Construction and Navigation of Canals, Etc. [With a Portrait.]. Robert Fulton, (born Novem , Lancaster county, Pennsylvania [U.S.]—died Febru , New York, New York), American inventor, engineer, and artist who brought steamboating from the experimental stage to commercial success. He also designed a system of inland waterways, a submarine, and a steam warship.   Fulton started life as a painter, but his penchant for mechanical engineering led him to design the first practical submarine (which he tried, in vain, to sell to Napoleon) and then to turn his attention to steam navigation. In France, Fulton met Robert Livingston, the U.S. Minister and former Chancellor of New York State, who decided to bankroll Fulton in order to secure New York's .

American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton is best known for developing the first successful commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat (later known as the Clermont) which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, New York. Fulton also designed the world's first steam : The Life of Robert Fulton: Accompanied with Copies of Mr. Fulton's Original Drawings and Numerous Plates, Exhibiting the Leading Incidents and Ornaments of His Private Character; His Elevated Principles of Action; His Uncommon Usefulness and Celebrity, and His Undying Fame. C. G. Henderson & Co.. pp. Kirkpatrick Sale. Robert Fulton (Novem – Febru ) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In , he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history/5. Robert Fulton was an inventor and engineer who constructed the first commercially successful steamboat. It was Fulton who built Nautilus, the first submarine after receiving order from Napoleon Bonaparte. Naval torpedoes were his other noteworthy inventions.