On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1788: 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet.
 
On this Day in History in 1793: Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1865: Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.