Recent Examples of steamboat from the Web
The Potomac was a working river — continually crisscrossed by steamboats, ferries, cargo ships and naval vessels — and pleasure boats were just in the way.
In photos from the event, the newlyweds are shown embracing aboard a steamboat.
Massachusetts contributed one of the famed revolutionary leaders Samuel Adams in 1876 for the nation’s centennial; Pennsylvania proffered the inventor Robert Fulton, who made steamboats a viable means of transportation, in 1896.
Together with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Putin will hop on a steamboat built in 1893 for an hour-long lake cruise near the southern part of the border between the two countries.
A steamboat whistle attached to the boiler room for morning wake-up call.
The Boone County Historical Society will have an antique steamboat on display, local restaurants will serve their special dishes and Italian Ice will join in.
Boat racing in Madison dates to the 1800s, when steamboat captains liquored up on Kentucky moonshine challenged each other to races on the Ohio at speeds reaching 10 mph.
Designed in 1921 by Florence Hazen Miller, the flag features a steamboat in the Missouri River, a train heading toward the Rocky Mountains, and a blacksmith at his anvil.
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Definition of steamboat for English Language Learners
: a boat that is powered by steam
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