Fast Facts

Fulton's Steamboat

Fast Facts

  • There was a clever man named Robert Fulton.

  • He wanted to be an artist. When becoming an artist was not working out for him, he became interested in making new things and solving problems.

  • One of the things he liked was engineering, which is when people see a problem and invent new tools or ways to solve the problem.

  • Robert Fulton had an idea. He wanted to make a special boat that used steam to move on the river so boats could travel faster.

  • He worked with his friend Robert Livingston.

  • They built a steamboat called, “The North River Steamboat of Clermont.”