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Replica of the Clermont Steamboat, 1909

Reproduction of The Clermont, The First Successful Steamboat
New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045_9240
 
Document Description
Reproduction of the Clermont, the first successful steamboat. On the Hudson River at Cornwall. 1909.
 
Questions
Where could you travel in such a boat?
What are some difficulties of exploratory boat travel on a river?
 

Historical Context
 
 
Essential Question
Why are waterways an important component to a society?
 
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and explain the importance of waterways to a society's economy.