Robert Fulton in Oval Frame, Ship and Building
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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 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.