se. He already had some unsatisfactory experience with a heavy engine from Philadelphia and had acquired the patent of Samuel Morey's revolving engine.
It was one of this type that propelled this third Massachusetts steamboat through Medford at a tivice was established in Boston harbor or but one steamboat had ever been seen there.
It is also interesting to note that Morey's patent was signed by the first president, George Washington.
A model of Morey's first engine is now at the UniversitMorey's first engine is now at the University of Vermont at Burlington.
In the absence of drawings or illustrations it is difficult to explain its operation, but Morey's engine successfully propelled a boat against the current of the Connecticut near his home, fourteen years before Fulton (wMorey's engine successfully propelled a boat against the current of the Connecticut near his home, fourteen years before Fulton (who had invented no engine) made continuously successful use of steam as motive power on the Hudson.
There is a certain fascination in the gleaming steel and rhythmic stroke of a modern steamboat engine; but here was one of a century long gone, wh