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Beckwith (Tug), boiler exploded, 20 Jul 1863

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EXPLOSION OF A TUG BOILER. - The boiler of the tug BECKWITH exploded last evening about half past 7 o'clock, while the boat was lying in the creek at the foot of Michigan Street. The crrew were taking supper at the time and their escape from serious injury or death is almost miraculous. Three of the men suffered slight injuries. The cabin of the tug was blown to pieces, and the hull was damaged so that it leaked badly. How serious the injuries to boiler and engine could not be determined last night, nor could the loss be estimated with any degree of correctness.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, July 21, 1863

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Beckwith (Tug), boiler exploded, 20 Jul 1863