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Aaron Manby was a landmark vessel in the science of shipbuilding as the first iron steamship to go to sea.
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.
The Allaire Iron Works was a leading 19th-century American marine engineering company based in New York City.
The Allan Shipping Line was started in 1819, by Captain Alexander Allan of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, trading and transporting between Scotland and Montreal, a route which quickly became synonymous with the Allan Line.
The ambush of the steamboat J.R. Williams was a military engagement during the American Civil War.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built.
Anson Northup (possibly Anson Northrup) was a sternwheel riverboat named for her captain who was the first to navigate the Red River of the North from Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory to Fort Garry, Canada, departing 6 June and arriving 10 June 1859.
Atlantic Star (formerly FairSky, SkyPrincess, Pacific Sky and Sky Wonder) was a cruise ship built in 1984.
Bainbridge is a city in Decatur County, Georgia, United States.
The Battle of Batoche was the decisive battle of the North-West Rebellion, which pitted the Canadian authorities against a force of indigenous and Métis people.
The Battle of Dunkirk was a military operation that took place in Dunkirk (Dunkerque), France, during the Second World War.
The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (or Virginia) or the Battle of Ironclads, was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War from the standpoint of the development of navies.
Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.
Belle of Louisville is a steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere during its annual operational period.
Blanche Douglass Leathers (1860 - January 26, 1940) was the first woman master and a steamboat captain on the Mississippi River in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A boat is a watercraft of a large range of type and size.
* Boulton & Watt was an early British engineering and manufacturing firm in the business of designing and making marine and stationary steam engines.
Brimscombe and Thrupp is a civil parish made up of two small linked villages situated in the narrow Frome Valley slightly southeast of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
A bulk carrier, bulk freighter, or colloquially, bulker is a merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement in its cargo holds.
Burlington is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States and a suburb of Philadelphia.
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.
Callie M. Leach French ("Aunt Callie" 1861-1935) was an American steamboat captain and pilot.
The Canada–United States border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world between two countries.
A canoe is a lightweight narrow vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-bladed paddle.
Cao Xuân Dục (高春育; 1843–1923) was a scholar, historian-mandarin, and court adviser in the Nguyễn Dynasty, Vietnam.
Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos) is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located on the small Hornos Island.
The dredge Captain Meriwether Lewis is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
The Carron Company was an ironworks established in 1759 on the banks of the River Carron near Falkirk, in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
The Chagres River, in central Panama, is the largest river in the Panama Canal's watershed.
Chain-boat navigation or chain-ship navigation is a little-known chapter in the history of shipping on European rivers.
Charles Baird (20 December 1766 – 10 December 1843) was a Scottish engineer who played an important part in the industrial and business life of 19th-century St. Petersburg.
Charlotte Dundas is regarded as the world's second successful steamboat, the first towing steamboat and the boat that demonstrated the practicality of steam power for ships.
The steamer Chautauqua Belle is an authentic Mississippi River-style sternwheel steamboat owned and operated by U.S. Steam Lines Ltd, operating on Chautauqua Lake in Western New York.
Chautauqua Lake is located entirely within Chautauqua County, New York, United States.
The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary in the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia.
Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans (30 September 1751 – 18 July 1832) is claimed to be the first inventor of the steamboat.
Clifton is the largest city in Bosque County, located in central Texas in the United States.
A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the middle third of the 19th century, generally either a schooner or a brigantine.
The Clyde puffer is a type of small coal-fired and single-masted cargo ship, built mainly on the Forth and Clyde canal, and which provided a vital supply link around the west coast and Hebrides of Scotland.
The Clyde steamer is a passenger service on the River Clyde in Scotland, running from Glasgow downstream to Rothesay and other towns, a journey known as going doon the watter.
A compound steam engine unit is a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more stages.
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.
The Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the Federal Convention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in the old Pennsylvania State House (later known as Independence Hall because of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence there eleven years before) in Philadelphia.
The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used to measure firewood and pulpwood in the United States and Canada.
Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.
A cylinder is the central working part of a reciprocating engine or pump, the space in which a piston travels.
The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Delta King is a and the sister ship of Delta Queen, built in Scotland and California for the California Transportation Company's service between Sacramento and San Francisco, California.
The Delta Queen is an American sternwheel steamboat.
The Greene Line was a line of river steamships along the Ohio River.
Denis Papin FRS (22 August 1647 – 26 August 1713) was a French physicist, mathematician and inventor, best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester, the forerunner of the pressure cooker and of the steam engine.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
The District Municipality of Muskoka, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka or Muskoka, is a regional municipality located in Central Ontario, Canada.
Dumfries (possibly from Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland, United Kingdom.
Dunoon (Dùn Omhain) is the main town on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
The Elizabeth River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The steamboat Enterprise demonstrated for the first time by her epic voyage from New Orleans to Brownsville, Pennsylvania that steamboat commerce was practical on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
The First Transcontinental Railroad (also called the Great Transcontinental Railroad, known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay.
The Firth of Clyde is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off the southwest coast of Scotland, named for the River Clyde which empties into it.
The fishing industry includes any industry or activity concerned with taking, culturing, processing, preserving, storing, transporting, marketing or selling fish or fish products.
Fort Garry, also known as Upper Fort Garry, was a Hudson's Bay Company trading post at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in what is now downtown Winnipeg.
Fort Gibson is a historic military site located next to the present day city of Fort Gibson, in Muskogee County Oklahoma.
Fort Smith National Historic Site is a National Historic Site located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, along the Arkansas River.
The Forth and Clyde Canal is a canal opened in 1790, crossing central Scotland; it provided a route for the seagoing vessels of the day between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde at the narrowest part of the Scottish Lowlands.
Gabriel Dumont (December 1837-May 1906) was a Canadian political figure best known for being a prominent leader of the Métis people.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
A gold rush is a new discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.
Grangemouth is a town in east Stirlingshire and is part of the Falkirk council area, Scotland.
The history of commercial passenger shipping on the Great Lakes is long but uneven.
The Great Steamboat Race is an annual steamboat race, taking place the Wednesday before the first Saturday of May, three days before the Kentucky Derby, as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Gustav III (– 29 March 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his assassination in 1792.
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, England, south west and upstream of central London on the River Thames.
Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water in Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, United States.
Hazelton is a village located at the junction of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers in northern British Columbia, Canada.
Henry Bell (7 April 1767 – 14 March 1830) was a Scottish engineer known for introducing the first successful passenger steamboat service in Europe.
Henry Miller Shreve (October 21, 1785 – March 6, 1851) was the American inventor and steamboat captain who opened the Mississippi, Ohio, and Red rivers to steamboat navigation.
The written history of New York City began with the first European explorer the Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524.
The history of Oregon, a U.S. state, may be considered in five eras: geologic history, inhabitation by native peoples, early exploration by Europeans (primarily fur traders), settlement by pioneers, and modern development.
The history of the city of San Francisco, California, and its development as a center of maritime trade, were shaped by its location at the entrance to a large natural harbor.
Hoboken (Unami: Hupokàn) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.
The Horseley Ironworks (sometimes spelled Horsley and Iron Works) was a major ironworks in the Tipton area in the county of Staffordshire, now the West Midlands, England.
The Howard Steamboat Museum, or the Howard National Steamboat Museum, is located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky.
The Hudson River is a river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.
The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson) is a Canadian retail business group.
The hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.
Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.
An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.
Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west.
The Steamboat Iowa was revered as one of the largest and fastest boats on the Mississippi in the mid 19th century; it is incorporated into the official Seal of Iowa.
The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sea, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the Straits of Moyle.
An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.
Irvington is a town in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States.
The Isthmus of Panama (Istmo de Panamá), also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien (Istmo de Darién), is the narrow strip of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, linking North and South America.
James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was an American politician who served as the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849).
The James River is a river in the U.S. state of Virginia.
James Watt (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.
Jeffersonville is a city in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River.
John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, entrepreneur and engineer.
Jonathan Hulls or Hull (baptised 1699 – 1758) was an English inventor, a pioneer of steam navigation.
The Julia Belle Swain is a steam-powered sternwheeler currently under restoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
Keighley is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.
Keokuk is a city and a county seat of Lee County, Iowa, United States, along with Fort Madison.
Kingston upon Thames, also known as Kingston, is an area in the southwest of Greater London, England, southwest of Charing Cross.
Kitselas Canyon, also Kitsalas Canyon is a stretch of the Skeena River in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, between the community of Usk and the Tsimshian community of Kitselas.
Kootenay Lake is a lake located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Kootenay River.
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.
Lake freighters, or lakers, are bulk carrier vessels that ply the Great Lakes of North America.
Lake Geneva (le lac Léman or le Léman, sometimes le lac de Genève, Genfersee) is a lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France.
The Village of Lake George is a village within the town of Lake George in Warren County, New York, United States, located at the southern end of its namesake lake.
Lake George is a town in Warren County, New York, United States.
Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee, literally "Lake of the Four Forested Settlements", lac des Quatre-Cantons, lago dei Quattro Cantoni) is a lake in central Switzerland and the fourth largest in the country.
Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America.
Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake (finger lake) in the South Island of New Zealand.
Lake Zürich (Swiss German/Alemannic: Zürisee; German: Zürichsee) is a lake in Switzerland, extending southeast of the city of Zürich.
Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.
This is a list of steamboats that have operated on the Murray-Darling–Murrumbidgee river system.
This is a list of steamboats and related vessels which operated on the Columbia river and its tributaries and in the state of Oregon, including its coastal areas.
This is a list of the lists of ships on Wikipedia - a meta-list.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Loch Katrine (Loch Ceiteirein or Loch Ceathairne) is a freshwater loch and scenic attraction in the Trossachs area of the Scottish Highlands.
Loch Lomond (Loch Laomainn - 'Lake of the Elms'Richens, R. J. (1984) Elm, Cambridge University Press.) is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault, often considered the boundary between the lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands.
Louis David Riel (22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies.
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States.
Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a ship or boat across water.
A marine steam engine is a steam engine that is used to power a ship or boat.
A maritime pilot, also known as a marine pilot, harbor pilot or bar pilot and sometimes simply called a pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
The Mark Twain Boyhood Home, now known as the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, is located on 206-208 Hill Street, Hannibal, Missouri, on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the United States.
Captain Mary Becker Greene (1867 - April 22, 1949), was steamboat captain of the Greene Line of river steamboats.
Mary Millicent Miller (1846 – October 30, 1894) was the first American woman to acquire a steamboat master's license.
Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County, California, United States.
Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful) is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately north of Cardiff.
Minh Mạng (25 May 1791 – 20 January 1841; born Nguyễn Phúc Đảm (chữ Hán: 阮福膽), also known as Nguyễn Phúc Kiểu) was the second emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 14 February 1820 until his death, on 20 January 1841.
The Minne-Ha-Ha is a sternwheel steamboat on Lake George, New York.
Minnie Mae Mossman Hill (July 20, 1863 - January 9, 1946) was an American steamboat captain.
The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.
Mjøsa is Norway's largest lake, as well as one of the deepest lakes in Norway and in Europe.
A monitor was a relatively small warship which was neither fast nor strongly armoured but carried disproportionately large guns.
A motor ship or motor vessel is a ship propelled by an internal combustion engine, usually a diesel engine.
The Moyie is a paddle steamer sternwheeler that worked on Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada from 1898 until 1957.
Mud Island (not actually an island) is a small peninsula, surrounded by the Mississippi River to the west and the Wolf River Harbor to the east.
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare).
A museum ship, also called a memorial ship, is a ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public for educational or memorial purposes.
The Nansemond River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
A naphtha launch, sometimes called a "vapor launch", was a small motor launch, powered by a naphtha engine.
Naples (Napoli, Napule or; Neapolis; lit) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan.
Natchez has been the name of several steamboats, and four naval vessels, each named after the city of Natchez, Mississippi or the Natchez people.
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a museum located in Dubuque, Iowa, USA.
Neil Munro (3 June 1863 – 22 December 1930)Brian Osborne and Ronald Armstrong, Introduction to "Para Handy: The Complete Edition" was a Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author and literary critic.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The atmospheric engine was invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712, and is often referred to simply as a Newcomen engine.
Newport is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States.
Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
The North River Steamboat or North River, colloquially known as the Clermont, is widely regarded as the world's first vessel to demonstrate the viability of using steam propulsion for commercial water transportation.
The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.
Okanagan Lake is a large, deep lake in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
Oliver Evans (September 13, 1755 – April 15, 1819) was an American inventor, engineer and businessman born in rural Delaware and later rooted commercially in Philadelphia.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company was founded April 18, 1848, as a joint stock company under the laws of the State of New York by a group of New York City merchants, William H. Aspinwall, Edwin Bartlett, Henry Chauncey, Mr.
Packet boats were medium-sized boats designed for domestic mail, passenger, and freight transportation in European countries and their colonies, including North American rivers and canals.
A paddle steamer is a steamship or riverboat powered by a steam engine that drives paddle wheels to propel the craft through the water.
A paddle wheel is a form of waterwheel or impeller in which a number of paddles are set around the periphery of the wheel.
Palace steamers were luxurious steamships that carried passengers and cargo around the North American Great Lakes from 1844 through 1857.
The Panama Canal Railway (Ferrocarril de Panamá) is a railway line that runs parallel to the Panama Canal, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in Central America.
Panama City (Ciudad de Panamá) is the capital and largest city of Panama.
The Panic of 1857 was a financial panic in the United States caused by the declining international economy and over-expansion of the domestic economy.
Para Handy, the anglicised Gaelic nickname of the fictional character Peter Macfarlane, is a character created by the journalist and writer Neil Munro in a series of stories published in the Glasgow Evening News between 1905 and 1923 under the pen name of Hugh Foulis.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
Patrick Miller of Dalswinton, just north of Dumfries (1731–1815) was a Scottish banker, shareholder in the Carron Company engineering works and inventor.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
The Phoenix was a steamboat built in 1807 by John Stevens and his son, Robert L. Stevens, at Hoboken, New Jersey.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States.
Power-to-weight ratio (or specific power or power-to-mass ratio) is a calculation commonly applied to engines and mobile power sources to enable the comparison of one unit or design to another.
President is a historic, steam-powered narrowboat, built in 1909 by Fellows Morton and Clayton (FMC) at their dock at Saltley, Birmingham, England.
Pressure cooking is the process of cooking food, using water or other cooking liquid, in a sealed vessel known as a pressure cooker.
A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.
The paddle steamer PS Comet was built for Henry Bell, hotel and baths owner in Helensburgh, and began a passenger service on 15 August 1812 on the River Clyde between Glasgow and Greenock, the first commercially successful steamboat service in Europe.
PS Maid of the Loch is the last paddle steamer built in Britain.
PS Waverley is the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world.
A pusher, pusher craft, pusher boat, pusher tug, or towboat, is a boat designed for pushing barges or car floats.
Pyroscaphe was an early experimental steamship built by Marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans in 1783.
Queenstown (Tāhuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island.
The Red River (Rivière rouge or Rivière Rouge du Nord, American English: Red River of the North) is a North American river.
The Red River, or sometimes the Red River of the South, is a major river in the southern United States of America. The river was named for the red-bed country of its watershed. It is one of several rivers with that name. Although it was once a tributary of the Mississippi River, the Red River is now a tributary of the Atchafalaya River, a distributary of the Mississippi that flows separately into the Gulf of Mexico. It is connected to the Mississippi River by the Old River Control Structure. The south bank of the Red River formed part of the US–Mexico border from the Adams–Onís Treaty (in force 1821) until the Texas Annexation and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Red River is the second-largest river basin in the southern Great Plains. It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flows east, where it acts as the border between the states of Texas and Oklahoma. It forms a short border between Texas and Arkansas before entering Arkansas, turning south near Fulton, Arkansas, and flowing into Louisiana, where it flows into the Atchafalaya River. The total length of the river is, with a mean flow of over at the mouth.
Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833) was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall, England.
The Carron (Gaelic: Carrann) is a river in central Scotland, rising in the Campsie Fells and flowing along Strathcarron into the Firth of Forth.
The River Clyde (Abhainn Chluaidh,, Watter o Clyde) is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.
The River Forth is a major river, long, whose drainage basin covers much of Stirlingshire in Scotland's Central Belt.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
A riverboat is a watercraft designed for inland navigation on lakes, rivers, and artificial waterways.
A roadstead (or roads - the earlier form) is a body of water sheltered from rip currents, spring tides or ocean swell where ships can lie reasonably safely at anchor without dragging or snatching.
Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 25, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing a commercially successful steamboat called The North River Steamboat of Clermonts.
Robert Robert Livingston (November 27, 1746 (Old Style November 16) – February 26, 1813) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States.
Rotherhithe is a residential district in south east London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark.
The Saône (La Saône; Arpitan Sona, Arar) is a river of eastern France.
Sackets Harbor (earlier spelled Sacketts Harbor) is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States, on Lake Ontario.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County.
The Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, or California Delta, is an expansive inland river delta and estuary in Northern California.
The term "sailing ship" is most often used to describe any large vessel that uses sails to harness the power of wind.
Salters Steamers, formerly known as Salter Bros, is an old family boating firm on the River Thames, founded in Oxford in 1858.
A "Scotch" marine boiler (or simply Scotch boiler) is a design of steam boiler best known for its use on ships.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
The Highlands (the Hielands; A’ Ghàidhealtachd, "the place of the Gaels") are a historic region of Scotland.
A sea captain, ship's captain, captain, master, or shipmaster, is a high-grade licensed mariner in ultimate command of the merchant vessel.
The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 (one year after Iowa became a U.S. state) and depicts a citizen soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background.
The Seine (La Seine) is a river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France.
A ship prefix is a combination of letters, usually abbreviations, used in front of the name of a civilian or naval ship.
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States.
The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,158 (1 January 2014).
The Skeena River is the second-longest river entirely within British Columbia, Canada (after the Fraser River).
PS Skibladner is the only paddle steamer operating in Norway, it sails on lake Mjøsa.
A sloop (from Dutch sloep, in turn from French chaloupe) is a sailing boat with a single mast and a fore-and-aft rig.
Speedwell Ironworks was an ironworks in Speedwell Village, on Speedwell Avenue (part of U.S. Route 202), just north of downtown Morristown, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.
SS California was one of the first steamships to steam in the Pacific Ocean and the first steamship to travel from Central America to North America.
SS Hjejlen (Danish for The Golden Plover) is one of the world's oldest operational paddle steamers, built in 1861 by Baumgarten & Burmeister, commissioned by a group of citizens headed by paper manufacturer Michael Drewsen.
The State of the Union Address is an annual message presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, except in the first year of a new president's term.
The steam digester (or bone digester, and also known as Papin’s digester) is a high-pressure cooker invented by French physicist Denis Papin in 1679.
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.
The Élise was the first steamship to cross the English Channel.
A steam yacht is a class of luxury or commercial yacht with primary or secondary steam propulsion in addition to the sails usually carried by yachts.
The Skeena River is British Columbia’s fastest flowing waterway, often rising as much as in a day and fluctuating as much as sixty feet between high and low water.
From 1886 to 1920, steamboats ran on the upper reaches of the Columbia and Kootenay in the Rocky Mountain Trench, in western North America.
Twelve paddlewheel steamboats plied the upper Fraser River in British Columbia from 1863 until 1921.
Steamboats on the Yukon River played a role in the development of Alaska and Yukon.
A steamship, often referred to as a steamer, is a type of steam powered vessel, typically ocean-faring and seaworthy, that is propelled by one or more steam engines that typically drive (turn) propellers or paddlewheels.
The Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1935 as a means of bringing together amateur and professional maritime historians in the waning years of steamboat services in the northeastern United States.
Stockton is a city in and the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California.
Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat.
The Surrey Commercial Docks were a large group of docks in Rotherhithe, South East London, England, located on the south bank (the Surrey side) of the River Thames.
The steam yacht Gondola is a rebuilt Victorian, screw-propelled, steam-powered passenger vessel on Coniston Water, England.
Terrace is a city on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
The Thames and Severn Canal is a canal in Gloucestershire in the south of England, which was completed in 1789.
The Maggie (released in the U.S. as High and Dry) is a 1954 British comedy film produced by Ealing Studios.
Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum (formerly known as simply Thinktank) is a science museum in Birmingham, England.
Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas FRS (16 February 1741 – 14 June 1820), known as Sir Thomas Dundas, 2nd Baronet from 1781 to 1794, was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1763 to 1794, after which he was raised to the peerage as Baron Dundas.
Thomas Newcomen (February 1664 – 5 August 1729) was an English inventor who created the first practical steam engine in 1712, the Newcomen atmospheric engine.
Thomas Savery (c. 1650 – 1715) was an English inventor and engineer, born at Shilstone, a manor house near Modbury, Devon, England.
Since the early 1980s, several non-steam-powered sternwheel riverboats have been built and operated on major waterways in the U.S. state of Oregon, primarily the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, as river cruise ships used for tourism.
A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.
Traunsee is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria, located at.
TS Queen Mary is a retired Clyde steamer launched in 1933 and now being preserved as a museum ship.
The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian vintage twin screw steamer plying the waters of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.
A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.
The United States Mail Steamship Company – also called the United States Mail Line, or the U.S. Mail Line – was a passenger steamship line formed in 1920 by the United States Shipping Board (USSB) to run the USSB's fleet of ex-German ocean liners that had been seized by the United States during World War I or awarded as war reparations after the end of the war.
USS Cairo was one of the first American ironclad warships built at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War.
Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the commune of Valparaíso, Chile.
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
The Vital Spark is a fictional Clyde puffer, created by Scottish writer Neil Munro.
Warminster Township (also referred to as Warminster) is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States and was formally established in 1711.
The Welsh (Cymry) are a nation and ethnic group native to, or otherwise associated with, Wales, Welsh culture, Welsh history, and the Welsh language.
Westminster Millennium Pier is a pier on the River Thames, in the City of Westminster in London, UK.
William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith, engineer and merchant from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, and 1786.
William Symington (1764–1831) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, and the builder of the first practical steamboat, the Charlotte Dundas.
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England.
Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories (formerly Windermere Steamboat Museum) is a museum currently under redevelopment on the eastern shore of Windermere between Bowness-on-Windermere and the town of Windermere in Cumbria, England.
Winneconne is a village in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States.
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
puddled iron, a form of wrought iron Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (less than 0.08%) content in contrast to cast iron (2.1% to 4%).
Yukon (also commonly called the Yukon) is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three federal territories (the other two are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut).
The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America.