Fulton stares at you long and hard. But, he eventually gains a satisfied look. He asks if you want to know about the steamboat’s history. Reluctantly you agree, but you also voice the need to sit down on the deck first.
"In the future, I'll be regarded as the one to invent steamboats. In reality, I'm just the first to be successul. The Titanic certainly moved (though long after me) but it failed because the boiler exploded; like 14% of steamboats in 1823. Interestingly, in 1865, more than 1,200 soldiers died on asteamboats.From this year, 1807, to 1850, about 4,00 people will die on steamboats. To be frank, exploding vessels should be used as weapons in over-seas word. First, you'd offer to take them to a desired country, if they accept, make sure it if sturdy enough to get out to sea but faulty enough to explode when wanted. Let it explode mid-sea and you just killed half or more of your enimies. Anyways, our boat will not explode, we follow maritime laws, and I just have a feeling," he states witha suspicious expression while tapping his head.
"Well, I shalln't scare you anymore. Our ship set offAugust 17, 1807. Up untill last year, I hade been obsessed with underwater war devices that,"will be so strong it will eliminate war altogether."I have now built this--the Clermont.
Livingston and I met in 1802. We discussed for a while, and decided to build a steamboat together so we could gain monopoly of the Hudson. As, we'd surely become rich from it.I built and Livingston proovided finances. I built along the river, and citizens would yell, jeer, and call the boat Fultons Folly. I hated it very much, but Livingston helped me through; and I eventually finished what you here ride on today.
The Clermont, aka Fultons Folly.
General Slocum exploding mid-river.