Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration


Stock #: 146364
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Robert Fulton, the pioneer of steam navigation, was born in Fulton, Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 14th 1765. The “Clermont”, designed by him, was the first steamboat to make a successful trip. She was 133 feet long, 18 feet wide, 9 feet deep and 160 tons measurement. Fulton died in New York City on Feb. 24th, 1815, and is buried in Trinity Churchyard, where in 1901, a granite monument with a bronze medallion was erected by the American society of Mechanical engineers.