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L'Actif

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French captured boat bought by John Wright (of Yarmouth) for £35

1811 Steam engine fitted by Fenton, Murray and Wood

L'Actif was re-named Experiment

1813 June 18th. Displayed on the River Aire 'to an immense crown of spectators' Arrived in Yarmouth in July and first public journey was from Yarmouth to Braydon and then ran regularly between Yarmouth to Norwich for some time

Later the engine was put in the 'Courier'

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