"Flying Swan"

"Flying Swan"

Image Number

  • PR10093


  • 19--

Series Title

General Note

  • "The steamer we named the 'Flying Swan' a craft which, from its simplicity of construction and rude machinery might have been the first model constructed by Fulton when he was putting into practical shape the use of steam in propelling boats. Its general outline was that of an ill-shaped omnibus, with the propelling wheel let into its rear, and on further examination, we found the smoke pipe, the engine pilot house and all other of the usual gear of steamers, were housed, for the excellent reason of protecting them from being torn away by the overhanging limbs or protruding stumps everywhere..."


Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 3 x 5 in.

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"Flying Swan". 19--. Black & white photonegative, 3 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/8543>, accessed 18 June 2019.


"Flying Swan". 19--. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 18 Jun. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/8543>.

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