The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Trader (Propeller), exploded boiler, 8 Nov 1866

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      Incidents of Interest in Navigation Season of 1866.
Oct. 22, propeller TRADER explodes on Lake Huron; three persons killed.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 23, 1866
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TRADER Propeller, exploded her boiler and killed three men on Lake Huron, November 1866. Property loss $2,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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TRADER Propeller of 151 Tons, owned at East Saginaw by Rust Co. Bound from Saginaw to Toledo, exploded boiler on Lake Huron, killing three persons, November 1866. Loss to ship $6,000 insurance $3,800
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      EXPLOSION OF A STEAM BARGE. - The steam barge TRADER, recently engaged in the lumber trade between this city and Lake Huron ports, blew up on the morning of Nov. 8th, when opposite Sand Beach on the shore of Lake Huron. The fireman and wheelsman were killed instantly, and one of the deck hands was very badly scalded. The TRADER was owned at Cleveland. The cause of the accident has not been ascertained. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 12, 1866

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Reason: exploded boiler
Lives: 3
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Trader (Propeller), exploded boiler, 8 Nov 1866