King of Mississippi Steamboat Ship Model
Steamboat played a major role in the 19th-century. For the development of the Mississippi River. She allowed the practical large scale transport of passengers and freight.
Using steam power, river boats were developed during that time. However, this could fleet in shallow waters as well as upriver against strong currents.
Nevertheless, She serve Mississippi River commerce in 20th century. Most importantly, Between 1811 and 1853. The boat explosions were a very often due to the poor boiler construction.
Therefore, she usually blow up one or two a week in the season. In additions, boilers used in early Mississippi boat were built of pieces of riveted cast iron.