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Clifton (Steamboat), broke machinery, 1 Jun 1856


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Steamer CLIFTON (C), burst her water jacket on Niagara River, June 1856.
Property loss, hull $200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)



We learn from Capt. Van Allen, that the stm. CLIFTON on her yesterday's trip from Chippewas, met with a slight accident, owing to an imperfection in one of her boilers, in which the end sheet connecting with the shell in the top at the back of the boiler gave way some 3 or 4 inches, producing an opening of 1/2 to 1/4 of an inch. Great alarm prevailed, but no injury occurred, more than a slight scald by the steam on one of the firemen.
      The boat will be ready to resume her trip tomorrow.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 4, 1856 3-1


      BOILER EXPLOSION. - The steamer CLIFTON suffered slight damage, on Thursday
evening, by the partial explosion of her boiler, soon after leaving her dock at
Chippewa. The passengers were greatly alarmed, but none of them were injured.
One of the crew was slightly scalded. The damage to the boat will be repaired
at once.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 5, 1856


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Notes:
Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2418
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Clifton (Steamboat), broke machinery, 1 Jun 1856