Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rochester (Steamboat), boiler exploded, 30 Jun 1843
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A Boiler Burst.-- We learn that one of the boilers of the steamboat ROCHESTER, burst on Thursday morning, off Bradock's point, about fifteen miles above the mouth of the Genesee river. The boiler burst on the under side, and the water passed out into the bottom of the boat. No lives were lost, nor were any of the passengers injured. She was on her downward trip, and much credit is given to Capt. Weeks, by the passengers , for his exertions in bringing the boat into port.-- Buffalo Gazette, 3rd.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      Tuesday, July 11, 1843

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      The ROCHESTER. -- It appears that we were misinformed as to the nature of the accident on board of this splendid Lake Ontario boat. She mearly started a couple of screw in one of her boilers, which caused it to leak a little. The damage was soon repaired, and she resumed her trip the next morning.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      Tuesday, July 4, 1843

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Reason: boiler exploded
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.32145 Longitude: -77.72251
William R. McNeil
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Rochester (Steamboat), boiler exploded, 30 Jun 1843