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John Fitch Was Granted a U.S Patent for the Steamboat


Ben Campbell, steamship at landing

By the time the steamship Ben Campbell was built around 1852, steamboats had gotten a lot faster.

CREDIT: Ben Campbell, steamship at landing, 1852-1860. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ6-2054.

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