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Chicago (Propeller), explosion, 15 Aug 1884


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At 7:15 this morning a steam chest in the engine room of the propeller CHICAGO, lying in the Central Freight House, burst with considerable force, and a portion of the chest weighing about 75 pounds, landed on the dock some 25 feet distant. First engineer Kennedy was badly scalded, and the engine room was damaged. Sergent Green of Watt's force, narrowly escaped being struck by flyin fragments. The cause of the explosion is believed to have been an over pressure of steam.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 15, 1884 3-1

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Reason: explosion
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1884
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16396
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Chicago (Propeller), explosion, 15 Aug 1884