First commercial steamboat service inaugurated 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1807)

Video: 'Robert Fulton Invents the Steamboat'

(Monday, August 17, 1807) — The North River Steamboat, Robert Fulton’s first American steamboat, left New York City today for Albany up the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.

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