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Miller Steamboat, 19th Century

A steamboat is a boat in which the primary method of marine propulsion is steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels. Patrick Miller of Dalswinton (1731-1815) was a Scottish banker, shareholder in the Carron Company engineering works and inventor. He developed double-hulled boats propelled by manually cranked paddle wheels placed between the hulls, even attempting to interest various European governments in a giant warship version, 246 feet long. On seeing a steam-carriage model made by the engineer William Symington, he got Symington to build his patent steam engine with its drive into a twin-hulled pleasure boat in 1785. The boat was successfully tried out on Dalswinton Loch in 1788 and was followed by a larger steamboat the next year. Miller abandoned the project due to the rising expenses of the venture.

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