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W. K. Miner (Tug), exploded boiler, 18 Sep 1867


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BOILER EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE - Detroit, Sept. 19 - The tug W.K. MINER
exploded her boiler last night at Port Huron, totally destroying the boat, instantly killing Capt. Robert Bridgeon, Mate Elias Bridgeon, Engineer Brampton two firemen; and the cook, whose name has not been ascertained. Five others were badly hurt, and one of whom will die.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Friday, September 20, 1867



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Reason: exploded boiler
Lives: 6
Remarks: Total loss ?
Date of Original:
1867
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15551
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. K. Miner (Tug), exploded boiler, 18 Sep 1867