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Tioga (Propeller), U24167, exploded boiler, 9 May 1863

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Propeller TIOGA, exploded her boiler off Cleveland, four men killed.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      We learn from the stmr. MORNING STAR of a serious disaster resulting in the probable loss of 4 lives, which took place early on Saturday morning some three miles off Cleveland. The propeller TIOGA, bound from Dunkirk to Cleveland with a general cargo, burst her boiler at 3 o'clock on the above morning, by which the second engineer and one fireman were killed instantly and the first engineer and one of the hands were seriously if not fatally scalded. The propeller's upper works were badly damaged and also a portion of her hull. She was towed into into Cleveland by the STAR, where she is to be repaired.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 13, 1863 2-4

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Steamer TIOGA. U. S. No. 24167. Of 695.42 tons. 788 horse-power. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: exploded boiler
Lives: 4
Hull damage: $3,500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Tioga (Propeller), U24167, exploded boiler, 9 May 1863