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Robert Fulton (1765-1815) American engineer and inventor born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His steamboat 'Clermont' made a successful journey on the Hudson river from New York to Albany on 14 August 1807, heralding the beginning of commercial steamboat traffic. Engraving.

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Robert Fulton (1765-1815) American engineer and inventor born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  His steamboat 'Clermont' made a successful journey on the Hudson river from New York to Albany on 14 August 1807, heralding the beginning of commercial steamboat traffic. Engraving.