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Context of "Honor to whom honor is due" : Origin of steam navigation; A view of Collect pond and its vicinity in the city of New York in 1793; On which pond, the first boat, propelled by steam with paddle wheels or screw propellers was constructed by John Fitch, six years before Robert Fulton made trial of his boat upon the river Seine, in France, and ten years prior to his putting into opperation [sic] his boat Clermont in New York; with a representation of the boat and its machinery, on the Collect pond, by John Hutchings
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