17/08/1807 The world's first steamboat Clermont makes its maiden voyage
Robert Fulton Invents the Steamboat
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.