Maritime History of the Great Lakes
United Kingdom (Steamboat), burst boiler, 1 Sep 1833
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An epidemic as contagious as Scarlet Fever, appears to rage among the Steam-Boats, nothing but accidents occurring. While we record that the St. GEORGE has resumed her ordinary trips, and the GREAT BRITAIN is expected to-morrow; we have to relats a long catalogue of misfortunes happening to the other boats. The St. JAMES and BRITANNIA came in contact Friday night to the manifest injury of the former in the shape of a broken bow and smashed hand-rails. The fast sailing Steam-Boat KINGSTON, had the misfortune to run aground below Alexandria Bay on Saturday night in going down. The UNITED KINGDOM partially burst one of her boilers on Monday morning, and waited in Kingston until it was repaired; and on the same morning, the little boat CAROLINE was so unlucky as to break her crank on leaving the harbor, and was compelled to return. --- Kingston Sp?.
      Canadian Emigrant
      Saturday, October 5, 1833

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Reason: burst boiler
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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United Kingdom (Steamboat), burst boiler, 1 Sep 1833