Event Summary

Steamboat invented by John Fitch

Date

1786

Description

Steamboat invented by John Fitch, of New Jersey--uses 12 vertical oars to move boat. Patented in 1791

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

Marine Propulsion and Shipbuilding Technology, 1685�1945

Related People

Fitch, John

Record ID

363