Samuel Morey's Steam Engine

Location: Fairlee
Tag(s): Innovation
Historical Category: Local HistoryTechnology History
Video Date: 12/16/22

Robert Fulton is often credited with being the first to create the steam-powered boat, but a Vermont inventor beat him to it. Samuel Morey was fascinated by transportation, and devised a small steam engine that he placed on a boat and tested on the Connecticut River. Vermont Executive Director Steve Perkins and Local 22 & Local 44 anchor Mike Hoey head over to Fairlee's Morey Pond to learn more.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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