First patent on a boat

You will be surprised to know that humans invented boats before wheels when thousands of years ago, settlers reached the islands of Crete and Australia. Similarly, in the dawn of automation, it was sailing that got the lead over road trips powered by the engine. In the United States of America, inventor John Fitch was granted the first patent for a steamboat. John demonstrated his 45 feet-long craft named “Perseverance” for the voyage of delegates of the Constitutional Convention on the Delaware River in 1787. Even after the invention of the combustible engine, today, most ships are still powered by steam pressure, but the methods for steam production has been evolved.

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