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17/08/1807 The world's first steamboat Clermont makes its maiden voyage

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Robert Fulton Invents the Steamboat

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Story of Us Steamboats

The steamer's inaugural run was helmed by Captain Andrew Brink, and left New York in 1807, with a complement of invited guests aboard. They arrived in Albany two days later, after 32 hours of travel time and a 20-hour stop at Livingston's estate, Clermont Manor. The return trip was completed in 30 hours with only a one-hour stop at Clermont.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • First voyage 

    • Enrollment and rebuilding 

    • Subsequent events 

    • Known as ''Clermont'' 

    • 1909 ''Clermont'' replica 

    • In popular culture