On October 7, 1816, the first double-decked steamboat, the…
Posted by: Lowcountry Digital Library | October 7, 2013 |
On October 7, 1816, the first double-decked steamboat, the Washington, arrived at the docks in New Orleans. Designed by shipbuilder, Henry M. Shreve, the steamboat with its’ shallow, flat-bottomed hull became premium river transportation.
Steamboat under way leaving Chisolm Islands.
“8.8 x 15.1 cm photographic print.”
Photograph from Phosphate, Farms, & Family: The Donner Collection held by the Beaufort County Library.