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Marlborough Historical Society presents ‘Steam Coffin’
February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Marlborough – On Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., the Marlborough Historical Society will present “The Steam Coffin” at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., Marlborough.
John Laurence Busch, author of “Steam Coffin” will tell an incredible tale of the first Steamship – the “Savannah.” Busch is an independent historian who focuses upon the interaction between humanity and technology, with a particular specialization in the first generation of steam-powered vessels. He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship “Savannah.”
In 1807, a brilliant, creative, and controversial American by the name of Robert Fulton declared his intent to build an experimental “steamboat,” which would be used to initiate a continuous passenger service between New York City and Albany, New York. With the success of his North River Steam Boat, Fulton showed that it was possible for a person to use an artificial power to alter both their location and the amount of time it took to change it.
This event is free and refreshments will be served. Parking is directly across the street from the Peter Rice Homestead.