"2011 is the bicentennial of an event that changed the course of history in North America and the world. The mission of the 2011 Steamboat Bicentennial Committee is to engage, excite, and educate the public about the history of steamboats and their dramatic impact on the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the United States."
from Rivers Institute at Hanover College


Who built the First Steamboat?

Virtual Fieldtrip of Steamboats

A Steamboat's a Comin'

Riverboat Cooking

Nicholas Roosevelt's 1811 Steamboat New Orleans

More Resources

A famous Steamboat, Show Boat

Demise of the Cotton Blossom

Tom Sawyer, Chapter One

Tom Sawyer Movie Online

Steamboat Willie

Google Lit Trip

Zadok Cramer and The Navigator

Language of the River
How Does the Steamboat Work?