What were the uses of the steamboat?
To carry passengers across the seas to where they had to go, like a ferry & also for shipping merchandise
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In 1803 Robert Fulton invented the steamboat In 1736, Jonathan Hulls took out a patent in England for a Newcomen engine-powered steamboat. (but James Watt's improvement to the steam engine made it feasible). In France, by 1774 Marquis Claude de Jouffroy and his colleagues had made a 13-metre (42 f…t 8 in) working steamboat with rotating paddles. From 1784 James Rumsey built a pump-driven (water jet) boat and successfully steamed upstream on the Potomac River. In 1788, a steamboat built by John Fitch operated in regular commercial service along the Delaware river. ( Full Answer )
Robert Fulton was the first to COMPLETE the first steamboat Robert Fulton. Robert Fulton did not invent the steam boat. John Fitch invented it, but he died before he fixed the problem in the engine. Robert Fulton is given credit for it because he finished John Fitch's design, and tweaked the engi…ne. She was built by the wealthy investor and politician Robert Livingston and inventor and entrepreneur Robert Fulton . Source: Wikipedia "North River Steamboat" page ( Full Answer )
A steamboat uses an "external combustion engine". A burning wood or coal fire heats the water in a boiler until the steam pressure is very high. This pressure is released into the drive mechanism to turn the engine shaft, normally connected to one or more paddlewheels that move the boat through the …water. While somewhat "cleaner" than internal combustion, steam engines can be much more dangerous due to the high pressures involved. Steam leaks can injure workers, and too high a pressure can cause the boiler to explode. Steam Engines Fuel burned in the firebox boils water to steam in the boiler. The steam expands in the engine cylinder to drive the piston towards the crankshaft. The crankshaft turns and a timing gear opens a slide valve that allows the steam to exhaust, and permits the piston to return to the top of the stroke to repeat. The crankshaft turns a drive shaft or gear train that turns the screw (propeller) or the paddle wheel depending on the type of steam ship. The modern version (as on an aircraft carrier) replaces the firebox with a nuclear reactor and the reciprocating engine with a steam turbine. ( Full Answer )
A steamboat is a boat that can run on water and is powered by a turbine the heats up the water and creates it into steam therefore making it go.
The Steamboat was invented to make it easier for people to boat up rivers. Before that they had to row up the rivers and it was extremely exhausting. With the steamboat they didn't have to row at all. The steamboat was also used for trade along rivers or canals such as the Erie river, Mississippi ri…ver, and the Ohio River. They were used for quicker transportation of people and goods. A means of transportation would create a new economy and new towns. ( Full Answer )
European inventors tried to build steam powered boats since around 1700, but American engineer Robert Fulton built the first commercially successful steamboat in 1807 .
The steamboat was invented in america. John Fitch sailed the first steamboat on the Delaware river in 1787. In the end steamboats helped transport people from place to place.
Steamboats were important because they were of a lighter weightthan huge ships like the Queen Mary. Steamboats were easy tonavigate on the Mississippi River in the early days of the UnitedStates so that cargo could be sent north or south. The railroadshad not been built yet.
The steamboat represented an important phase in the development of shipping. Before the steamboat was invented, boats were powered by sail power. From the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, steamboats were the most important type of boats for transportation, trading and warfare. Nowadays, a few old p…addle-driven riverboats survive as curiosities and tourist destinations to take passengers around scenic stretches of calm rivers. Power Plant The heart of the steamboat is the steam engine. Many different designs and variations of steam engines were developed and tried during the era of steam ships. The basic Watt engine was the most important design. First, water is fed to a boiler, which heats it up until it produces steam. The steam is then fed into a piston cylinder. It pushes the piston up to the top of its stroke. When it reaches the top, a valve is opened in the side of the cylinder to vent out the steam. The valve drops down again, and the whole cycle starts again. Paddle Wheel Steamboats could be driven by screws (propellers) like most modern ships, and many of them were. The most classic image of a steamship, however, is the riverboat paddle-wheeler. These ships came in two varieties: the sternwheeler, which had a single wheel at the stern of the boat, and the sidewheeler, with one wheel at either side. The wheel was large and fitted with paddle blades along the outside. Power to the boat was produced by pushing these blades through the water. Sidewheelers could also use their paddles to turn by powering one wheel while stopping or reversing the other. ( Full Answer )
A steamboat uses a steam engine similar to those on a steam locomotive. An external wood or coal fire heats water in a boiler, and the pressure of its expansion into steam is used to turn a shaft that is connected to paddlewheels, or to a propeller blade. Steamboats were the first alternative to sa…iling vessels, and replaced them as the major form of marine vessels. Modern steam turbines (invented in 1884) continue to be used for the generation of electricity worldwide. ( Full Answer )
Before steamboats were used, flatboats, rafts, and keelboats wereused. Flatboats could carry up to 100 tons of cargo.
John Fitch constructed four different steamboats between 1785 and 1796 that successfully plied rivers and lakes and demonstrated, in part, the feasibility of using steam for water locomotion. His models utilized various combinations of propulsive force, including ranked paddles (patterned after Indi…an war canoes), paddle wheels, and screw propellers. While his boats were mechanically successful, Fitch failed to pay sufficient attention to construction and operating costs and was unable to justify the economic benefits of steam navigation. Robert Fulton (1765-1815) built his first boat after Fitch's death, and it was Fulton who became known as the "father of steam navigation." . http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blsteamship.htm ( Full Answer )
Steam-engine pioneer Denis Papin is credited with designing a paddlewheel steamboat in 1704, but could not get it developed. His paddleboat model was shown on the Fulda River in 1707. Marquis Claude de Jouffroy of France built a 42-foot working steamboat with rotating paddles, the PalmipÃ¨de, in …1774. The ship sailed on the Doubs River in June and July 1776, apparently the first steamship to sail successfully. After the use of a paddlewheel passenger vessel by John Fitch of Pennsylvania in 1785, Robert Fulton became the first successful steamboat operator in 1807, travelling 240 miles on the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. ( Full Answer )
The parts of the steamboat include the paddlewheel, the steam engine, the passenger decks, the calliope, the pilot house, the smoke stakes, the hull, the steam whistle, and the landing stage.
The steamboat as used for water travel. It would transport peopleand goods from one place to another . They would run on rivers andlakes.
John Fitch was one of the American inventors who worked on the problem of driving a boat with steam, but it was Robert Fulton who succeeded in inventing the first steamboat, called the Clermont . Which traveled up the Hudson River in 1807. MORE In 1787, John Fitch built the first recorded… steam-powered boat in the United States . Robert Fulton was the first to operate steamboats commercially. But, in France in 1774 Marquis Claude de Jouffroy and his colleagues had made a 13-metre (42 ft 8 in) working steamboat with rotating paddles, the PalmipÃ¨de . The ship sailed on the Doubs River in June and July 1776, apparently the first steamship to sail successfully. ( Full Answer )
Denis Papin , a French inventor, appears to have built the first steam powered boat in 1690. John Fitch built and operated the first commercial steamboat in 1788, on the Delaware River in the U.S., but it was a commercial failure. In 1807 Robert Fulton 's Clermont was the first commerciall…y successful steamboat, running a regular passenger route between New York City and Albany, New York. Click the link below for a good Wikipedia article on steamboats. ( Full Answer )
I know it sounds simplistic, but, the literal reason steam revolutionized travel by water was to move 'into' the wind. Before the days of steam, sea or estuarial travel was limited to travel almost completely 'down' wind, or, away from the direction the wind was blowing, virtually 'half' the possibl…e directions.. Steam travel, on the other hand, could happen in virtually all possible directions, even directly into quite high winds. This concept alone and by itself was revolutionary to all concerned with sea travel and a large proportion of those were literally unable to make the transition to thinking in this new way. Suddenly, the needs of all steam ships included fuel, vastly more fresh water for boilers and a whole new category of 'engineers' to run the new powerplant.. __________________________________________________________________. So people could travel through water. ( Full Answer )
Ogden's attorneys argued: . The Court should interpret "commerce" narrowly. . New York, as a sovereign state, was entitled to regulate commerce within its borders. . New York had the right to grant Ogden an exclusive legal franchise in Hudson Bay and New York Harbor, which were both under t…he purview of the state. . Anyone who wanted to operate a steamboat in New York water had to pay for the privilege. . New York laws did not interfere with the federal government's right to regulate commerce. . New York and the federal government had concurrent power over commerce. Case Citation: Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 US 1 (1824) ( Full Answer )
\nThe steamboat is faster that a sailboat so they could ship goods faster than with a sailboat
The steamboats were invented to traveling on water much faster and much more efficientally. Before the steamboats, the people had to use clipper ships which were very fast but it depended on wind so it was hard to control the direction. The invention of the steamboats also went upstream so the boat …traveled both upstream and downstream. ( Full Answer )
It opened up possibilities of steam powered trains and faster ans easer travel on land.
Yes, they in fact are still used today. They are used with a nuclear powered engine instead. yes. In Louisiana they are the most famous.
It was the third Mickey Mouse cartoon (widely thought to be the first), and the first cartoon with synchronized sound.
The burning point of the paper staemboat is alot higher then thewater inside it. When the fire start, the water inside thesteamboat will keep absorbing the heat energy from the flame. Thesteamboat cannot be burnt since it cannot reach the bruning pointfor it to burn, even when the water starts to bo…il. The steamboat,however, will start to burn when the water inside finishevaporating and can nolonger absorb the energy for it. ( Full Answer )
There are water craft that look like stern-wheeler steamboats which still navigate the coasts and rivers of the modern world. However, one such "steamboat" is known to operate with large diesel engines, not steam, a case which may be common to other "steamboats." Interestingly, while not strictly st…ern-wheelers, many large, modern seagoing vessels are powered by steam, so in that sense, they're steam boats. The steam is superheated and under tremendous pressure and drives a high speed turbine. The power output of the turbine passes through a transmission, and then connects to the drive shaft and propeller. ( Full Answer )
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.
During the time of James Watt , the development of the steam engine in the United States focused on steamboats. At that time, developing better methods of transportation was crucial to the growth of American businesses. The large rivers of America were the main avenues of traffic to the interior …of the country. So, of course, when men thought of improving transportation, they had in mind chiefly transportation by water. ( Full Answer )
if your talking about paddlesteamers, they used to transport pretty much anything wool, food, supplies needed for the 1800's/ they're not really used for much now other than tourism as motors have overtaken them
With the advent of railroads and steamboats in the 1800s, there wasan increase in commerce and travel from the East to the Westregions of the United States. This was a positive effect for theU.S. economy because these inventions opened up the West and Southto more settlements and trade.
Because modern power plants can be built smaller, more efficient and quicker to bring online.
answer #1) it helped slaves, and people transport from one place to another.... answer #2) The steamboat also helped by allowing the transportation against the current of rivers. Steamboats were able to travel both ways on a river, making it easy to transport goods and also more efficiently. Now,… goods could be transported much easier. ( Full Answer )
They were primarily used for transportation. Not just only people,but for the supplies, goods, and cargo. They were also used fortrade along the rivers or canals. Thank you for asking! And have awonderful day! Ask more Questions further on and we will try toanswer them! Copyrighted 2014, all rights …reserved. ( Full Answer )
they were primarily used for transportation (for supplies, goods,cargo, people, animals, etc.) and for trade among rivers andcanals.
People used steamboats for travel and steamboats were also uses for carrying goods, passengers, casinos, and traveling shows.
Theodore Roosevelt was the president when this event happened in 1904. I am not sure that he ordered a federal investigation but was one was made and the Captain was convicted of criminal negligence and sentenced to prison. Roosevelt refused to pardon him .
Because black people were the workers and fried chicken was invented so they all stopped working and then the apocalypse occured.
The first successful trial of a steam boat was made by John Fitch, but the first successfully steam boat for use was the Clermont by Robert Fulton.
No one "discovered" the steamboat. To be discovered it has to all ready exist. In 1760 James Watt invented the steam engine and the first use of it was in the ability for factories to move away from a water source that had been the power source for the factory. In 1787 John Fitch launched a steamboa…t on the Delaware River and in 1807 Robert Fulton built the "Clermont" that showed that steamboats could earn a profit. By 1840 there were 536 steamboats on rivers. At the same time in 1830 the first steam driven locomotive was produced named the Tom Thumb by its builder Peter Cooper. ( Full Answer )
USA still do but as a touristic past feel such as The 'Delta Queen' Boat that sails through the Mississippi river. In The Philippines they also use steam boats still as well. As does China in certain areas. Source: I have traveled to these places.
They were important because people needed other resources, or in other words faster resources than just horses and wagons. The wagons and horses were to slow so they came up with the Steamboat for water transportation for passengers and freight, cargo and land transportation for small loads of cargo… and passengers ( Full Answer )
For one thing, steamboats used up considerable energy, which affected the environment-- they needed lots of wood for the steam engine to function. They also were not very safe: fires were always a concern because the steamboats often carried flammable cargo, and boiler room explosions (caused by a b…uild-up of too much pressure) happened far too often. And while the steamboat was an improvement over previous types of transport, it only went about eight miles an hour downstream, and less than five miles an hour upstream. ( Full Answer )
After his voyage, steamboats became a popular way to carry goods from farms to cities.
Steamboats hauled freight and passengers. There were few railroads, no buses, no cars, no airplanes - steamboats did most of the hauling, back then.
Fultons steamboat was a ship with a flat bottom, square stern and a special English steam engine.
Efficiant transport of goods for industries to get raw materialsand send out processed goods to their market
Anything safe for water transport that is the correct size to fitin or on the steamboat in question. The Titanic was a steamboat!
The first commercial steamboat was tested on the Seine, a river innorthern France. It was tested by Robert Fulton.
The prototype for the first commercial steamboat was tested on theSeine River. The actual steamboat was launched on the Hudson River.
it was not dependent on wind power so it was easier to drive on nonwindy day.