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Robert Fulton
Robert Fulton

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Robert Fulton may refer to: Robert Fulton, an American inventor Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. ... Boston Colleges Fulton Hall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Boston Colleges Fulton Hall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Early life

Robert Fulton was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1765. He may have become interested in steamboats in 1777 when (at the age of 12) he visited William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who had found out about Watt's steam engine on a visit to England; Henry then made his own steam engine and in 1763 – two years before Fulton was born – tried putting it in a boat, which sank. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, known as the Garden Spot of America since the 18th century, is located in the southeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other men with the same name, see: Wiliam Henry (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... The major components of a Watt pumping engine. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Fulton presents his steamship to Bonaparte in 1803.
Fulton presents his steamship to Bonaparte in 1803.

When he came of age, Fulton went to England in 1786 to study painting. There he met James Rumsey who sat for a portrait in the studio of Benjamin West, where Fulton was apprenticing. Rumsey was an inventor from Virginia who ran his first steam boat in Shepherdstown, (now West) Virginia in 1786 and repeated his test again on December 3, 1787. As early as 1793 Fulton proposed plans for steam vessels to both the United States and the British Governments, and in England he met the Duke of Bridgewater, whose canal would shortly be used for trials of a steam tug, and who later ordered steam tugs from William Symington. Symington had successfully tried steamboats in 1788, and it seems probable that Fulton would have been well aware of these developments. Image File history File links FultonSeine. ... Image File history File links FultonSeine. ... James Rumsey (1743-92) was an American mechanical engineer who exhibited a boat propelled by machinery in 1786 on the Potomac River before George Washington. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ... Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 803 at the 2000 census. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The first practieal steamboat was built by the engineer William Symington,1764 - 1831, born in the lead mining village of Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Later years

In 1797 Fulton went to France (where the Marquis Claude de Jouffroy had made a working paddle steamer in 1783) and commenced experimenting with submarine torpedoes and torpedo boats. He designed the first practical submarine, Nautilus, commissioned by Napoleon. Nautilus was first tested in 1800. 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy dAbbans (1751-1832) is claimed by the French as the first inventor of the steamboat; he made a paddle steamer ply on the Rhône in 1783, but misfortunes due to the French Revolution hindered his progress, till he was forestalled... A paddle steamer, paddleboat, or paddlewheeler is a ship or boat propelled by one or more paddle wheels driven by a steam engine. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Nautilus (1800). ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF...


In that year he met Robert Livingston, United States Ambassador (whose niece he married), and they decided to build a steamboat to try out on the Seine. Fulton experimented with the water resistance of hull shapes, made drawings and models and had a steamboat constructed. At the first trial it sank, but the hull was rebuilt and strengthened, and on August 9, 1803, this boat steamed up the River Seine. The boat was 66 feet (20 m) long, 8 feet 2.4 m) beam and made between 3 - 4 M.P.H. (5 - 6 km/h) against the current. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the river in France; it should not be confused with the Senne, a much smaller river that flows through Brussels. ...


In 1807, Fulton and Livingston built the first commercial steamboat, the North River Steamboat (later known as the Clermont), which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, N.Y Fultons monster, the Clermont or North River Steamer The first commercially successful steamship of the paddle steamer design, the Clermont left New York City for Albany, New York travelling on the Hudson River on August 17, 1807, inaugurating the first successful commercial steamboat service in the world. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Memorialization

The marble statue by Howard Roberts in Statuary Hall of the US Capitol Building.
The marble statue by Howard Roberts in Statuary Hall of the US Capitol Building.

In 1816, the state of Pennsylvania donated a marble statue of Fulton to the National Statuary Hall Collection in the US Capitol Building. Image File history File links Fultonnshc. ... Image File history File links Fultonnshc. ... The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Largest metro area Delaware Valley Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Part of the National Statuary Hall Collection The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ...


A wide number of places are named for Robert Fulton, including (but not limited to):

 Robert Fulton Fire Company, Fulton Township, Lancaster County Pa. 

Fulton, MS The People Tree statue has become a symbol of Columbia, Maryland. ... Fulton Street, named after engineer Robert Fulton, exists mainly in two parts in what are today two boroughs of New York City which Fulton linked by his steam ferries, and each segment has its own distinct identity. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Fulton Street is a busy street located in Lower Manhattan. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Massapequa Park is a village located in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 17,499. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Alcoa is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States, south of Knoxville. ... Alcoa is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States, south of Knoxville. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Fulton is a city located in Oswego County, New York. ... Fulton is a town in Schoharie County, New York, USA. The population was 1,495 at the 2000 census. ... Fultonham is a village located in Muskingum County, Ohio. ... Fulton Township is a township located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, known as the Garden Spot of America since the 18th century, is located in the southeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

  • The proto-type to the U.S. Navy's A-Class Submarines was named after Robert Fulton... circa 1900 - which ended up in the hands of the Russian Navy by 1905.

Trivia

  • Deceased Major League Baseball player Cory Lidle was a descendant of Fulton. [1]
  • The first time Fulton proposed the idea of a steam ship to Napoleon, the general's response was "You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? Excuse me, I have no time to listen to such nonsense."

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Cory Fulton Lidle (March 22, 1972 – October 11, 2006) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ...

References


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Robert Fulton, Hudson River Steamboats, and the Clermont Steamboat (1363 words)
Robert Fulton died in February, 1815, the result of exposure, and his death was mourned as a national calamity.
Robert R. Livingston, Jr Robert Livingston was Fulton´s partner in the steamboat business.  Livingston was a member of that extraordinary generation of American statesmen that included, among others, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington, and John Jay.
Robert Livingston was a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence and was sent to France by Thomas Jefferson to negotiate for the purchase of the Louisiana Territory.
Robert Fulton - LoveToKnow 1911 (427 words)
ROBERT FULTON (1765-1815), American engineer, was born in 1765 in Little Britain (now Fulton, Lancaster (disambiguation)Lancaster county), Pa. His parents were Irish, and so poor that they could afford him only a very scanty education.
In association with Robert R. Livingston, who in 1798 had been granted the exclusive right to navigate the waters of New York state with steam-vessels, he constructed the "Clermont," which, engined by Boulton and Watt of Birmingham, began to ply on the Hudson between New York and Albany in 1807.
The privilege obtained by Livingston in 1798 was granted jointly to Fulton and Livingston in 1803, and by an act passed in 1808 the monopoly was secured to them and their associates for a period depending on the number of steamers constructed, but limited to a maximum of thirty years.
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