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  • The GREEN HILL PARK disaster
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857
        "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May 29, 1857"
      "Explosion of the Propeller Inkermann, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, C. W., May ...
  • Another Steamboat Explosion
    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 ...
    Chicago Daily Herald, 30 Jun 1860, p. 3   ANOTHER STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION.--The Prop. R. H. Foss, hence yesterday evening for Muskegon, ...
  • Explosion of the Propeller Foss
    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 ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 Jul 1860, p. 4   EXPLOSION OF THE PROPELLER FOSS.--The propeller R. H. Foss, which left this ...
  • Steamboat Explosion and Loss of Life
    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...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Oct 1858, p. 1   STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE.-- The steamer Canada collapsed a flue ...
  • Blown to Atoms
    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 ...
    Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 15 May 1874   BLOWN TO ATOMS. The Tug Tawas Explodes Her Boiler While at Sea ...
  • Appalling Calamity
    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 ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 9 Nov 1860, p. 1   APPALLING CALAMITY The Propeller Globe Blown Up. Fearful Effects of the Explosion ...
  • Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), 26 Nov 1833, p. 1
        Mr. George Smith, the fireman of the steam-boat Paul Pry, survived only three hours after the bursting of the boiler of that boat...
      Mr. George Smith, the fireman of the steam-boat Paul Pry, survived only ...
  • Steamboat Explosion
    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 ...
    New York American, 21 Nov 1833, p. 2   Steamboat Explosion.-- The Ogdensburg Northern Light, states that the Steamboat Paul Pry, ...
  • The Catastrophe of the Globe
    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 ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 10 Nov 1860, p. 1   The Catastrophe of the Globe The shocking casualty, the explosion of the ...
  • May 1876 Ahnepee (Wis.) Harbor
        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 ...
      Instantaneous Views May 1876. Anepee (Wis.) Harbor Blast No. 21. 6 Holes, ...
  • Terrible Explosion of the Steamer Globe at Chicago
    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 ...
    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 ...
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