His life was cast in a vastly different environment from that of john fitch.
john fitch was an unfortunate and eccentric, but very ingenious, Connecticut mechanic.
The life of john fitch is, we are confident, the saddest chapter in human biography.
With the breakdown of his enterprise, john fitch went forth penniless into the world.
The first boat to be propelled by steam was built by john fitch in Philadelphia in 1786.
It was john fitch gliding up stream in the first practical steamboat ever constructed.
john fitch, the inventor of steamboats, was even less fortunate than Froebel.
The earlier boat made by john fitch is still preserved in Bordentown.
The history of the steamboat is not complete without reference to john fitch.