Steamboat

Steamboat

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Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Steamboat. Historical artwork of the steamboat Comet, Europe's first passenger steamboat. Designed by the Scottish engineer Henry Bell (1767-1830), it was launched from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1812 and was the first steamboat to travel at sea. It measured 12 metres in length and used a high-pressure steam engine to propel its paddle wheels.

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Keywords: artwork, bell, black-and-white, boat, comet, henry, high-pressure steam engine, historical, history of science, illustration, lake, monochrome, paddle wheel, passenger, passengers, people, pioneering, river, scottish, ship, steam, steamboat, steamship, technology, transport, transportation, vessel, water, wheels

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