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  • The GREEN HILL PARK disaster
    WebsiteText  Stanton, John, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1991     Early in 1945 explosions and fire ravaged the S.S. Green Hill Park in Vancouver harbour, killing two seamen and six longshoremen instantly.1 Ironically, this ship of death had been named after a peaceful picnic ground at Alma, a village in central Nova Scotia. As a result of the disaster, the ...
    WebsiteText  Stanton, John, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1991   Early in 1945 explosions and fire ravaged the S.S. Green Hill Park in Vancouver harbour, killing two seamen and six longshoremen instantly.1 Ironically, this ship of death had been named ...
  • Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857
    Image       "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
    Image     "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
  • Steamboat Explosion and Loss of Life
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Oct 1858, p. 1    

    STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE.-- The steamer Canada collapsed a flue Wednesday morning while lying at the dock at Bay City killing the wheelsman and fireman instantly, and injuring the watchman of the boat so seriously that he died in about five minutes. -- Detroit paper....

    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Oct 1858, p. 1  

    STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE.-- The steamer Canada collapsed a flue Wednesday morning while lying at the dock at Bay City killing the wheelsman and fireman instantly, and injuring ...

  • Another Steamboat Explosion
    NewspaperText  Chicago Daily Herald, 30 Jun 1860, p. 3    

    ANOTHER STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION.--The Prop. R. H. Foss, hence yesterday evening for Muskegon, when about 15 miles out, and running under 75 lbs. of steam, burst her boiler, scalding the fireman badly, and several of the deck hands slightly.

    No cause can be assigned for the explosion, as her ...

    NewspaperText  Chicago Daily Herald, 30 Jun 1860, p. 3  

    ANOTHER STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION.--The Prop. R. H. Foss, hence yesterday evening for Muskegon, when about 15 miles out, and running under 75 lbs. of steam, burst her boiler, scalding the fireman ...

  • Explosion of the Propeller Foss
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Jul 1860, p. 4    

    EXPLOSION OF THE PROPELLER FOSS.--The propeller R. H. Foss, which left this port evening before last for Muskegon, exploded her boiler when about fifteen miles out. She was running under only 75 pounds of steam at the time, and no cause can be assigned for the explosion. One fireman was ...

    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Jul 1860, p. 4  

    EXPLOSION OF THE PROPELLER FOSS.--The propeller R. H. Foss, which left this port evening before last for Muskegon, exploded her boiler when about fifteen miles out. She was running under ...

  • Blown to Atoms
    NewspaperText  Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 15 May 1874     BLOWN TO ATOMS. _______ The Tug Tawas Explodes Her Boiler While at Sea with a Tow. _______ The Captain and Four of Her Own Crew and the Mate of the Bark Zack Chandler Killed and Others Wounded -- The Boat a Wreck. ______

    Yesterday morning intelligence ...

    NewspaperText  Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 15 May 1874   BLOWN TO ATOMS. _______ The Tug Tawas Explodes Her Boiler While at Sea with a Tow. _______ The Captain and Four of Her Own Crew and the Mate of the ...
  • May 1876 Ahnepee (Wis.) Harbor
    Image       Instantaneous Views May 1876. Anepee (Wis.) Harbor Blast No. 21. 6 Holes, aggregated depth 63 feet, 152 1-10 lbs. Dynamite, approximate area blasted 1680 square. Blast No. 22. 6 holes, aggregate depth 63 5-10 feet, 150 5-10 lbs. Dynamite, approximate area blasted 1580 square feet, 6 feet of water over ...
    Image     Instantaneous Views May 1876. Anepee (Wis.) Harbor Blast No. 21. 6 Holes, aggregated depth 63 feet, 152 1-10 lbs. Dynamite, approximate area blasted 1680 square. Blast No. 22. 6 holes, ...
  • Appalling Calamity
    NewspaperText  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 9 Nov 1860, p. 1     APPALLING CALAMITY _______ The Propeller Globe Blown Up. _______ Fearful Effects of the Explosion _______ Sixteen Lives Supposed Lost. _______ Seven Bodies Recovered _______ Particulars of the Catastrophe. _______ Scenes ...
    NewspaperText  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 9 Nov 1860, p. 1   APPALLING CALAMITY _______ The Propeller Globe Blown Up. _______ Fearful Effects of the Explosion _______ Sixteen Lives Supposed Lost. _______ Seven Bodies Recovered _______ Particulars of the Catastrophe. _______ Scenes ...
  • Steamboat Explosion
    NewspaperText  New York American, 21 Nov 1833, p. 2    

    Steamboat Explosion.-- The Ogdensburg Northern Light, states that the Steamboat Paul Pry, which has been undergoing repairs at that place, while in the act of trying her engine on Thursday last, burst her boiler, and scalded a fireman named George Smith, so badly that he is not ...

    NewspaperText  New York American, 21 Nov 1833, p. 2  

    Steamboat Explosion.-- The Ogdensburg Northern Light, states that the Steamboat Paul Pry, which has been undergoing repairs at that place, while in the act of trying her engine on Thursday ...

  • Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), 26 Nov 1833, p. 1
    NewspaperText       Mr. George Smith, the fireman of the steam-boat Paul Pry, survived only three hours after the bursting of the boiler of that boat....
    NewspaperText     Mr. George Smith, the fireman of the steam-boat Paul Pry, survived only three hours after the bursting of the boiler of that boat....
  • The Catastrophe of the Globe
    NewspaperText  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 10 Nov 1860, p. 1     The Catastrophe of the Globe

    The shocking casualty, the explosion of the propeller Globe, was still too fresh in mind yesterday, not to be the most prominent topic of attention and interest yesterday. Very many hair-breadth escapes are noted and brought forward. It is singular to ...

    NewspaperText  Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 10 Nov 1860, p. 1   The Catastrophe of the Globe

    The shocking casualty, the explosion of the propeller Globe, was still too fresh in mind yesterday, not to be the most prominent topic of attention ...

  • Terrible Explosion of the Steamer Globe at Chicago
    Newspaper  Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 24 Nov 1860, p. 5, column 1     Terrible Explosion of the Steamer Globe at Chicago

    It is our painful duty to-day to illustrate on e of those appalling catastrophes which has rendered Western travelling so dangerous, and, we fear, from what we have read in the local papers, that it was the result of the grossest ...

    Newspaper  Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 24 Nov 1860, p. 5, column 1   Terrible Explosion of the Steamer Globe at Chicago

    It is our painful duty to-day to illustrate on e of those appalling catastrophes which has rendered Western travelling so dangerous, and, ...

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