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Clermont, first steamboat designed by U.S. engineer Robert Fulton. Fulton sailed the wood-burning boat up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany in 1807. Driven by a paddle-wheel, the ship averaged about 5 mi (8 km) per hour. It measured 142 ft (43 m) long and 14 ft (4.3 m) wide.

See also: Fulton, Robert.

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