Fulton's Folly

Fulton’s Folly

the first profitable steamship, originally considered a failure. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1025]
See: Folly

Fulton’s Folly

everybody scoffed at his 1807 steamboat, the “Clermont.” [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 190]
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