The Clermont

The Clermont Steamers


Stock #: 523513
Type: Postcard
Postmark: 1909 Sep-23
PM City: Brooklyn
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Invented by Robert Fulton; built 1807. Length 13.3 ft., width 18ft., depth of hull 9 ft., drawing 2 ft. of water, had two masts, one stack, two cabins, uncovered paddlewheels. For fuel he used pine wood, which poured forth volumes of smoke in the day and showers of sparks at night, filling the minds of onlookers with apprehensive calamities. Departure on memorial trip to Albany, Aug. 11, 1807. Developed speed, five miles per hour.