In this same year the first steamboat reached New Orleans.
This company was taken over by the London Steamboat Company in 1875.
He perished at sea on board a steamboat which was totally consumed by fire while on a voyage from New York to Boston, on the night of the 13th-14th of January 1840.
Sheerness has some trade in corn and seed,, and there is steamboat connexion with Port Victoria, on the opposite side of the Medway; with Southend, on the opposite side of the Thames; and with Chatham and London, and the town is in some favour as a seaside resort.
It has regular steamboat communication with Zwolle, Deventer, Amsterdam, and Enkhuizen.