What Was the Purpose of the First Steamboat?

The Clermont, the first steamboat

Any seagoing vessel that draws energy from a steam-powered engine can be technically considered a steamboat, but the term is most commonly used to describe a kind of ship propelled by the turning of steam-driven paddle wheels. It was often seen on the rivers in the United States during the 19th century. … Read more

How Fast Did Steamboats Travel?

Steamboat at the Honeymoon Bridge

Before there were trains, airplanes, and cars, boats were used for travel on rivers. These ships carried people and goods from one place to another. Traveling on the river is often very slow, as it depends on manpower, river currents, and the wind. It all changed with the invention of steam-powered boats … Read more

What was the Hudson River Day Line?

Hudson River, New York

Sailing up the Hudson River is a very delightful experience and is considered a leisurely activity for those who are not in a rush to make their way north. Making this journey through a steamboat can take you up to four hours, but the whole experience would be one of peace and … Read more

Are Steamboats Still Manufactured Today?

Are Steamboats Still Manufactured Today

Before the arrival of trains, cars, trucks, and airplanes, people from the early United States and its first thirteen colonies had to travel on foot, on a horse, or on the water to further discover the western frontier. Boats and waterways became the most preferred and faster means of transportation as long … Read more

How was water purified during the Steamboat Era?


Steamboats revolutionized commercial and passenger transportation upon their arrival in the Mississippi River and other inland rivers in the United States. They incredibly reduced shipping time and cost with their speed, allowing people and their goods to reach remote places. Thus, stimulating the U.S. economy and immensely contributing to the Westward expansion … Read more

Great Movies to Watch About Mark Twain and His Books

Mark Twain is a name that almost everyone knows. He was a great author who wrote many books, and his novels are still popular today. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing movies about Mark Twain and his books. These films can help you learn more about the life of one of … Read more

Who was Steamboat Willie?

Steamboat Willie

Steamboat Willie features a Mickey Mouse animation made by Walt Disney and choreographed by Ub Iwerks that was premiered on November 18, 1928, during the famed Steamboat Era. This animation is famous for being the premiere of Mickey and Minnie as well as the beginning of a golden period of American animated … Read more

The History of the Delta Queen

The Delta Queen in Memphis, Tennessee

Nowadays, many boat owners find solace and relaxation in their boats. They use it to sail, do water sports with, bask in the sun and sea, and sunbathe. Some are even grilling on a boat.  A boat is a super casual chilling space. But back then, boats are a luxurious form of transport … Read more

Did People Use To Live On Steam Boats?

huge steamboat, Myles Standish steamboat, smoke coming out of the smoke stack

People utilized boats and waterways as a mode of transportation even before aircraft, trains, and automobiles were invented. They’d utilize them to carry people and products from one location to another. However, because of river currents and a lack of experts to run them, one of the huge disadvantages of selecting water … Read more

What is the Great Steamboat Race?

The Belle of Louisville at the start of The Great Steamboat race on the Ohio river in Louisville Kentucky

The Kentucky Derby Festival is packed with events that celebrate the region, its people, culture, traditions, food, and drinks. Anyone who wants to visit Louisville for the race must plan a little extra time in the city the week before. But for the cruise fans, there’s an event that is a must: … Read more