A paddle wheeler is a boat, especially a steamship. here are two basic ways to mount paddle wheels on a ship; either a single wheel on the rear, known as a stern wheeler, or a paddle wheel on each side, known as a side wheeler. While Charlotte Dundas was the first commercial paddle-steamer and steamboat, the first commercial success was possibly Robert Fulton's Clermont in New York, which went into commercial service in 1807 between New York City and Albany. Many other paddle-equipped river boats followed all around the world.
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