The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Designed by Robert Fulton, the Clermont was the first steam ship in regular service and the first vessel to demonstrate the viability of using steam propulsion for commercial river transportation. Although the first of its kind, the ship was not commercially successful, and transported only 140 passengers between New York and Albany from its launch to 1814.

  • Type: Sidewheel Steamboat 
  • Length: 150 ft 
  • Displacement: 100 tons 
  • Beam: 16 ft 
  • Launched: 1807