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The French physicist Denis Papin's (1647-1712) steamboat being wrecked, 1707. The boatmen on the river Weser saw it as a threat to their jobs and destroyed the engine. From 'Vies des Savant Illustres', Louis Figuier, (Paris, 1870).

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The French physicist Denis Papin's (1647-1712) steamboat being wrecked, 1707. The boatmen on the river Weser saw it as a threat to their jobs and destroyed the engine.  From 'Vies des Savant Illustres', Louis Figuier, (Paris, 1870).