Robert Fulton's First Experiment of the Conestoga

Robert Fulton's First Experiment of the Conestoga 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration


Stock #: 416926
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: The Churchman Co
Postmark: 1909 Oct-7
PM City: New York
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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In the summer of 1779 Robert Fulton evinced extraordinary fondness for inventions. Frequently accompanying a certain Mr. Gumpf on fishing excursions on the Conestoga, he became tired of pushing the boat about with a pole. This led his mechanical genius to devise a set of paddles, which he operated by hand. The device was a success and so pleased the young inventor that he hid the paddles in the bushes for safety
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