Scotsman James Watt patented a better version of steam engine.
Impact: Steam engines become personalized, sparking competitiog between people to create better engines.
John Fitch on Delaware River
This was the first successful trial of a forty-five-foot steamboat on the Delaware River.
Impact: Steam engine boats prove to be powerful, innovative technologies.
United States very first steamboat patent
The very first patent for a steamboat from the United States was issued to Isaac Briggs & William Longstreet
Impact: Steam boat technology spreads across the world and people become familiar with Steam power.
Fitch istarted the first scheduled steamboat service ever. It ran up the Delaware River.
Impact: Steamboats used commercially can now be counted on whenever they are scheduled.
John Fitch granted a patent
John Fitch was granted his first US patent on a steamboat, after a feud between himself and James Rumsey. They both had similar designs of steamboats.
Impact: People create unique steamboats, competing with each other to create a better steamboat.
Robert Fulton "father of steam navigation"
Robert Fulton created his first steamboat after Fitch's death. His steamboat, Clermont, traveled from New York to Albany at an average of 5 miles per hour.
Impact: Steamboats used commercially, goods could be shipped at a much faster pace, economics will rise.
Passengers on Steamboats
Fulton's steamboat began regular passenger service on September 4, 1807. It took 36 hours to go from New York to Albany.
First steamboat on the Ohio River.
Impact: Steamboats are being used in many new places, overall spread of steamboats.
Henry Miller Shreve
Henry Miller Shreve launched his steamboat Washington from New Orleans to Louisville, Kentucky in a matter of 25 days.
Impact: Steamboat shipping progresses and trade can become much faster, faster then ever.
The Independance was the first steamboat to navigate the Missouri and move up the waters.
Impact: Steamboats begin to take people and goods up the Missouri river.
SS Great Britain
The first iron hulled, propeller driven steamship is launched.
Impact: Steamboats are strong are keep progressing.
Regular Steamboat Service
Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS ''California'' in San Francisco Bay. The ''California'' left New York Harbor on October 6, 1848, rounded Cape Horn at the tip of South America, and arrived at San Francisco, California after the 4 month 21 day journey.
Impact: Although the journey was longer, shipping goods was much faster from east to west of the US now.
St. Louis Fire
The St. Louis Fire started when a steamboat caught fire and nearly burned down the entire city.
Impact: Although steamboats have proven to be great, they can cause great danger.
The Grand Excursion takes prominent Eastern U.S. inhabitants from Chicago, Illinois to Rock Island, Illinois by railroad, then up the Mississippi River to St. Paul, Minnesota by steamboat.
Impact: People use steamboats as a way to travel now.
The steamboat ''Sultana'', carrying 2,300 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom were Union survivors of the Andersonville Prison.
Impact: Devistation occurs when steamboat technologies go wrong.
Trains surpass Steamboats :[
Once trains adopted steam power, they began to flourish. Trains now became the number one transporter of goods and passengers.
Impact: Trains grow more popular, steamengines are used on land now and prove to be successful.
Permanent US vessels
The steamboat "Georgeanna" was permanently enrolled as a United States vessel, at Philadelphia, along with the steamboat "Chauncey Vibbardwas".
Steam powered cranes and winches help build the Panama canal.
Impact: Panama Canal leads to even faster, more efficient shipping across the US.
Tom Lee rescues 32 people from the sinking ''M.E. Norman'' steamboat.
Impact: Tom Lee becomes a hero in Memphis, as he save 32 people from the sinking disaster.
Steamboat Willy was a black and white short cartoon.
Impact: Television is used for entertainment. Walt Disney!