Robert Fulton in Oval Frame, Ship and Building

Robert Fulton in Oval Frame, Ship and Building 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration


Stock #: 595683
Publisher: Hudson Fulton Celebration
Postmark: 1909 Oct-7
PM City: Catskill
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Series C. 1.-6.
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 February 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.