A. He built a 133-foot paddleboat powered by a steam engine, the Clermont, that sailed on the Hudson River. The Clermont, a steamboat, went with passengers from New York City to Albany and back again within 62 hours. A round trip which covers 300 miles. Aside from building the Clermont, Robert Fulton was also commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the first practical submarine in history, the Nautilus.
Which of the following describes American inventor Robert Fulton? a. He built a 133-foot paddleboat powered by a steam engine, the Clermont, that sailed on the Hudson River. b. He invented a steam-driven paddle boat, but the engine shook the boat to pieces. c. He constructed a boat with steam-powered oars that traveled between Burlington, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. He was a well-connected politician who financed the first steamships.