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


Launching party for the steamer Rochester

Launching party for the steamer Rochester in 1910 (see how big steamers became!)

CREDIT: “Launching party, Str. Rochester, Wyandotte, Mich.,” 1910 (?). Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-D4-22575.

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