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10501668A steamboat and the city of Sainte-Genevieve on the Mississippi RiverThe city of Sainte-Genevieve was founded at the end of the 18th century. The trade of furs was the main business activity in Sainte-Genevieve. The houses are typical examples of colonial architecture.Un steamboat et la ville de Sainte-Geneviève sur le Mississippi, C.-A. Lesueur, 1826 A steamboat and the city of Sainte-Genevieve on the Mississippi River, C.-A. Lesueur, 1826A steamboat and the city of...The city of Sainte-Genevieve was founded at the end of the 18th century. The trade of furs was the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/42079r_extrait.jpg?itok=xzqH7jK2Muséum du Havre
15732000The interior of a flatboat on the Ohio RiverLesueur and Troost travelled down the Ohio River on board of this ship to reach the Missouri mines. The interior of a flatboat on the Ohio River, C.-A. Lesueur, February 1826The interior of a flatboat on the...Lesueur and Troost travelled down the Ohio River on board of this ship to reach the Missouri...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/42003-2_detour.jpg?itok=KXrX4C66Muséum du Havre
12772000Steamboat on the Wabash RiverSteamboat on the Wabash River, near New Harmony (Indiana), C.-A. Lesueur, March 25th 1828Steamboat on the Wabash RiverSteamboat on the Wabash River, near New Harmony (Indiana), C.-A. Lesueur, March 25th 1828Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/41188_detour_0.jpg?itok=gTk7F_Y1Muséum du Havre
13032000Keelboat on the Ohio RiverKeelboat on the Ohio River, between Mount Vernon (Indiana) and the mouth of the Wabash River, C.-A. Lesueur, February 26th 1826Keelboat on the Ohio RiverKeelboat on the Ohio River, between Mount Vernon (Indiana) and the mouth of the Wabash River, C.-A....Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/42004r_detour.jpg?itok=dx_VTvC5Muséum du Havre
13372000The Philanthropist on the Ohio RiverSeveral scientists from Philadelphia travelled to the New Harmony community on board the Philanthropist. The Philanthropist on the Ohio River, near Captina Island, C.-A. Lesueur, January 10th 1826The Philanthropist on the Ohio...Several scientists from Philadelphia travelled to the New Harmony community on board the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/41038_detour.jpg?itok=X7HYwmHgMuséum du Havre
13522000On board the PhilanthropistSeveral scientists from Philadelphia travelled to the New Harmony community on board the Philanthropist. On board the Philanthropist, leaving Cincinnati, on the Ohio River, C.-A. Lesueur, January 18th 1826On board the PhilanthropistSeveral scientists from Philadelphia travelled to the New Harmony community on board the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/41089-1r_detour.jpg?itok=RNXyGLIbMuséum du Havre
13212000On board a steamboatOn board a steamboat, C.-A. Lesueur, between 1826 and 1830On board a steamboatOn board a steamboat, C.-A. Lesueur, between 1826 and 1830Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/40021_detour.jpg?itok=pis8Gv42Muséum du Havre
13062000On the roof of a steamboatOn the roof of a steamboat, near Memphis (Tennessee), C.-A. Lesueur, April 8th 1830On the roof of a steamboatOn the roof of a steamboat, near Memphis (Tennessee), C.-A. Lesueur, April 8th 1830Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/43143_detour.jpg?itok=ViKOE9RtMuséum du Havre

Steamboats

From the day he reached the United States in 1816, Lesueur took a keen interest in steamboats, on behalf of his father Jean-Baptiste Lesueur, a shipowner from Le Havre, who wished to create a steamboat company on the river Seine. Lesueur described precisely the various types of steamboats he encountered during his travels in the letters he wrote to his father : those which were used to travel up or down rivers, those which were used to cross rivers, whether they were used for passengers, animals, or freight.

Lesueur sailed on several steamboats during his interstate travels – mostly on the Ohio, Wabash, and Mississippi rivers – for his scientific research, but also because he had to travel down to New Orleans regularly in order to sign his life certificate and gather his pension at the French Consulate. From New Orleans, he also sent boxes full of specimens to the Museum of Paris.

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