Saturday, February 21, 2015

The steamboat Paragon

Constructed in 1811, the 170 ft long Paragon was Robert Fulton's third Hudson River steamboat. She began the NYC to Albany run in Nov 1811. She ended her career when she struck a rock (or "fouled a log") and sank in 1821.
 Below, a somewhat different interpretation from the 1886 book "The Life of Robert Fulton and a History of Steam Navigation"  by Thomas Wallace Knox.
And finally, a third possible rendering.

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