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State of Ohio (Steamboat), burst steam pipe, 4 May 1911


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EIGHT BADLY SCALDED ON STEAMER OHIO.
      Main Steam Pipe Explodes While The Vessel Is Lying At Her Dock in Cleveland.
      Cleveland, O., May 4. -- Eight men were scalded, two so seriously they may die, when the main steam pipe to one of the boilers of the steamer STATE OF OHIO, operated by the Cleveland and Buffalo Transit Company exploded today.
      The STATE OF OHIO, a passenger boat plying between Cleveland, Erie, Pa., and Buffalo, was being overhauled and repaired in the Cleveland harbor in preparation for the first trip. Practically all the crew were aboard.
      The steamer was at the Ninth Street pier at the time of the explosion. Half a dozen ambulances answered a hurry call and conveyed the injured to the United States Marine and Lakeside hospitals.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 4, 1911

NOTE:- the STATE OF OHIO was formerly the CITY OF CLEVELAND and then the CITY OF ALPENA.
     
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      TWO EXPLOSION VICTIMS DIE.
      Two of the nine men injured Thursday in the explosion on the steamer STATE OF OHIO in Cleveland have died. The are Simon Collins, carpenter, of Cleveland, and R.T. Hull, carpenter, Novelty, O. Emil Valiquette, of Cleveland, is near death. The other six probably will recover.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, May 6, 1911



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Reason: burst steam pipe
Lives: 2
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1911
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19744
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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State of Ohio (Steamboat), burst steam pipe, 4 May 1911