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About the end of the last eentary~at a moment when other men would have been contented wittl the resnlis obtained~before Bell. or Fulton, had shown the availability of the steam paddle-wheel ibr navigation, the (groat) l)uko of Bridgewater made an attempt to substitute the steam-tug ti)r horse-towage on his canal. The lblh)wing lmliec, from one of his surviving servants, substanliates l!lis interesting faet:--"I well l'(:lllClllber the steam-tug experimcltt Oll tim canal. It was betwceli 179lidoi:10.1016/s0016-0032(44)90640-x fatcat:ltgc45w5h5g7nbjd3bja5sdk3m