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Myra (Schooner), explosion, 3 Nov 1870

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The Artificial Earthquake! An Explosion that was felt for two hundred Miles Around! Painsville, Ohio Nov. 3. ..The hamlet of Fairport was the scene of most appalling and horrible accident that ever happened in the State of Ohio...nitro-glycerine explosion, - while loading - MYRA, little schooner of about 40 tons, which is used by the company in transporting the nitro-glycerine to market - explosion occurred blowing Fairport to pieces and a huge crater in the ground where nitro had been stored. Men who were loading the boat were blown to pieces as well as everything nearby. (part of a lengthy article)
      Erie Weekly Observer
      November 10, 1870

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Reason: explosion
Freight: Nitro-Glycerine
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Myra (Schooner), explosion, 3 Nov 1870