North River Steamboat (Clermont) (1807)

North River Steamboat (Clermont) (1807)

Robert Fulton American engineer created the first operational steam-powered ship.

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Keywords

Clermont, steamboat, watercraft, water transport, shipping, Fulton, steam engine, foremast, chimney, sail, mizzen mast, boiler, rudder, anchor, industrial revolution, invention, history of science, United States of America, history, technology

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Questions

  • Who built the Clermont steamer?
  • On which river was the steamer used for passenger traffic?
  • Between which two cities did the first longer voyage of the steamer take place?
  • What nationality was Robert Fulton?
  • In which year did the first longer voyage of the steamer take place?
  • How long did the first longer voyage of the steamer last?
  • Is it true that Robert Fulton’s submarine was tested on the Seine?
  • Who was not one of the contemporaries of Robert Fulton?
  • Who was one of the contemporaries of Robert Fulton?
  • Is it true that the Industrial Revolution had an adverse effect on the development of transport?
  • Is it true that the emergence of steamboats made transport faster and cheaper?
  • Which of these was not a steamer?
  • Is it true that the steamer was powered by paddle wheels?
  • What was the original name of the steamer?
  • How long was the Clermont steamer?
  • What was most of the structure of the boat made of?
  • In what was the Clermont a first?
  • How many lifeboats were there on the Clermont?
  • How many masts did the Clermont have?
  • What was not part of the structure of the steamer?
  • What was not part of the structure of the steamer?
  • What was the power output of the steam engine of the Clermont?
  • What was the average speed of the Clermont on its first voyage?
  • What is the ‘casing’ of the paddle wheels called?
  • Why was the location of the steam engine on the Clermont important?

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