The History of Steam Boating in the US South

A picture of SS Savanna, the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1819

A steamboat is driven mainly by steam power and is typically used to drive propellers or paddlewheels. Steamboats may use the prefix designations like SS, SS, or S/S for “Screw Steamer” or PS for “Paddle Steamer,” but these were the most commonly used names for steamships. Before the invention of trains, automobiles, … Read more