John Fitch's Steamboat

John Fitch's Steamboat (HME5U)

Location: Warminster, PA 18974 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.411', W 75° 5.966'

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Fitch tested near here a model steamboat in 1785. Before his death in 1798, he built 4 mechanically successful steamboats. The first in the U.S., they proved financial failures, leaving final success of the idea to Robert Fulton.

Adjacent, stone marker:
John Fitch here conceived the idea of the first steamboat. He ran a boat with side wheels by steam on a pond below Davisville, 1785.
Bucks County Historical Society 1902
HM NumberHME5U
Year Placed1947
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 491538 N 4450720
Decimal Degrees40.20685000, -75.09943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.411', W 75° 5.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 24.66" N, 75° 5' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 593-631 W Street Rd, Warminster PA 18974, US
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