The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 27 May 1835, page 2

Full Text

Rumour.--An idle and mischievous rumour has been rife for a few days past, that a Steam-Boat, upon Lake Erie, had bust her boiler. We cannot trace the fiction to any source, but come whence it may, it is entirely gratuitous, and without the least foundation in truth. There has never been an explosion or bursting of a steam boiler upon Lake Erie or the upper Lakes! A few years since, there was a steam-pipe broken off by the labouring of the boat, in a heavy sea, which caused the death of several persons; and this was caused by the want of a "slip joint"--speaking technically--in the pipe; an omission of the maker.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Column 2-3
Date of Original:
27 May 1835
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 27 May 1835, page 2