An early American genius, Robert Fulton made many contributions to advancing nautical technology. These models by designer Matt Sparks  explore some of those groundbreaking ships.

The Nautical Legacy of
Robert Fulton

Using James Watt's steam engine, Fulton created the first vessel to demonstrate the viability of using steam propulsion for commercial water transportation. In its day it was known as the North River Steamboat.  1807 - 1814

The New Orleans was the first steamboat on the western waters of the United States. Owned by Robert Fulton and Robert R. Livingston, its 1811–1812 voyage from Pittsburgh, PA to New Orleans, LA on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers ushered in the steamboat era.

The Nautilus was a submarine first tested in 1800. Though not the first submarine Nautilus is often considered to be the first practical submarine..

Demologos was the first steam propelled warship. The ship was built as a floating battery to defend New York Harbor from the Royal Navy during the War of 1812. The ship was renamed Fulton after the death of its designer.

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