The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Swift (Steamboat), exploded, 5 Apr 1859
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EXPLOSION. -- Two men injured.---The steam Ferry boat SWIFT, plying between St. Clair and Moretown, exploded on the 5th., with terrific force, throwing pieces of the boiler, &c., 80 rods. Two men playing cards in the cabin, were thrown 20 feet from the boat into the river. They were badly injured, but will probably survive. The boat was at the dock, and but few persons on board. Only two persons were hurt.
      Cleveland Morning leader
      April 9, 1859


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Reason: exploded
Lives: nil
Remarks: ?
Date of Original
1859
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McN.W.12868
Language of Item
English
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William R. McNeil
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Swift (Steamboat), exploded, 5 Apr 1859