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


Norfolk & Washington steamboat, 1920-1950

The Norfolk & Washington steamboat shown here in about 1920 was much faster than its ancestors

CREDIT: Horydczak, Theodor, photographer. “Norfolk & Washington Steamboat Co. Norfolk & Washington steamboat I,” 1920- 1950. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-H813-2338-001-x.

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