The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 18, 1858

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Melancholy Accident - Explosion Of the Steam Tug J. H. Bloore. - This morning about half past five o'clock, the steam tugs Robert Reid and J.H. Bloore left the harbor on the look out for vessels on the Lake, and when about three quarters of a mile out the Bloore the Bloore burst her boiler. The Reid immediately put about, and picked up the Captain, Alonzo Tiffany, floating on the wheel house, with his leg badly hurt and otherwise scalded, and Mrs. Kane supported by a plank, but so badly scalded that her life is despaired of.

Her husband, Wm. B. Kane, fireman, is also very much scalded. George Palmer, a deck hand, who was close by the boiler at the time of its explosion, strange to say, was totally uninjured, having been at once precipitated into the hold. O. D. Tremain, the engineer, there has been as yet no trace, though every search has been made. The Reid at once brought the sufferers and wreck to shore. The entire inside of the boat is blown clean out, and Mrs. Kane, who was in her berth at the time, was thrown a considerable distance into the Lake.

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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 18, 1858