Thursday, November 25, 2010

Robert Fulton and Steam Ship Clermont

Date of Issue: August 19, 1965
Scott #: 1270

Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815) was an American engineer, inventor, and artist. He is best known for designing and building the Clermont, the first commercially successful steamboat. The Clermont ushered in a new era in the history of transportation. In addition to his work with steamboats, Fulton made many important contributions to the development of naval warfare, the submarine, the technology of mine warfare, the design and construction of the first steam-powered warship, and to canal transportation.

In 1800 he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history.

USPS issued this postage stamp to commemorate 200th anniversary of his birth anniversary.

Many thanks to my dear friend, Natalie for sending this picture postcard of Clermont with stamp of Robert Fulton.

Click here to know more about Robert Fulton and about Clermont.

Source:, Scott Stamp Catalog, Wikipedia

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