Steamboat Timeline-Brooke

By jrainey
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    James Watt patented an improved version of the steam engine.
  • First Steamboat

    First Steamboat
    John Fitch made the first trial that worked of a 45-foot steamboat on the Delaware River.
  • Oliver Evans

    Oliver Evans
    Oliver Evans attached a steam engine to a boat, mounted it on wheels, and drove it through the streets of Philadelphia to the Schuylkill River.
  • 150-mile trip

    150-mile trip
    Robert Fulton went form New York to Albany in 32 hours going about 5 miles an hour.
  • Steamboat

    In Canada, PS Accommodation, built by the Hon.
  • Boats Destroyed

    Boats Destroyed
    Flatboats were destroyed by earthquake.
  • Canals

    IN 1816 the U.S. only had about 100 miles of canals.
  • Sucessful Trip

    Sucessful Trip
    Sucessful trip from Pittsburg to New Orleans
  • More Steamboats

    More Steamboats
    In the West, the number of steamboats rose to 69.
  • Collision

    Several hundred Creek Indians were killed on the Mississippi.