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Robert Fulton's Other Interests

Robert Fulton went to England to develop his skills as an artist. He soon became interested in things more scientific – canals, submarines and torpedoes – publishing books in both England and France to advance his ideas and raise funds to put his ideas into more concrete formats.

Fulton, Robert. Recherches sur les moyens de perfectionner les canaux de navigation, et sur les nombreux advantages de petits canaux [Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation, Exhibiting the Numerous Advantages to Be Derived from Small Canals] (Paris: Chez Dupain-Trien, Libraire, An VII [1799]). New York State Library call number: N,626,F97r