What were the uses of the steamboat?

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To carry passengers across the seas to where they had to go, like a ferry & also for shipping merchandise
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How was the steamboat used?

The steamboat as used for water travel. It would transport peopleand goods from one place to another . They would run on rivers andlakes.

Why were steamboats used?

they were used for trade along rivers or canals such as the Erie canal, the Mississippi river, or the Ohio river. They were used for quicker transportation of people and goods
In Century - 1800s

How did people use 1800s steamboats?

People used steamboats for travel and steamboats were also uses for carrying goods, passengers, casinos, and traveling shows.