Steam Boat


The Louisiana Gazette of the 13th of January, says, "The Steam Boat New-Orleans, from Pittsburgh, arrived here on Friday evening last.  The captain reports that she has been underway  not more than 259 hours from Pittsburgh to this place, which gives about eight miles each hour.

The New-Orleans Steam Boat was built at Pittsburgh by the Ohio Steam Boat Company, under the patent granted to Messrs. Livingston and Fulton, of New York.  She is intended as a regular trader between this and Natchez, and will, it is generally believed, meet the most sanguine expectations of the company."

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How to cite this article:   “Steam Boat,” Pittsburgh Gazette, 14 Feb 1812, p. 3, available at