The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, NY), Aug. 2, 1850

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Another steamboat explosion on Lake Erie!

Buffalo 12 o'clock July 31

We learn by a dispatch just received from Erie, that the steamer America, from Sandusky for this port, burst a steam pipe or drum, about 2 o'clock this morning, when off Barcelona, and was towed into Erie by the Albama. One of the engineers and two other persons were killed, and many others badly scalded, two of whom have since died. One person was found dead under the crank. The decks of the boat are considerably torn up and badly shattered.

Later 1 o'clock- we have just received the following lost of the wounded, as far as ascertained, by the accident to the America last night. The most of them were hands on board. There are others whose names were unable to learn. There were 27 injuries, of whom nine are dead, and six to eight badly perhaps mortally wounded;-

Michael Haggerty, Buffalo, Badly

Michael O'Connor, Providence, badly

Patrick Welch, Buffalo, badly

Wm. P. Bennet, Ballston Springs, slightly

J. H. Stancliff, Middletown, Conn. Badly

Patrick Hoatley -- very badly

Archibald Lindsay Michigan badly

Jerry O'Connor, wife and five children; wife and two children badly

Timothy Lucall Ohio, badly

Thomas Fumber By. badly

Patrick Henly Bu, badly

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Richard Palmer
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Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, NY), Aug. 2, 1850