Propeller steamer explodes and sinks in the middle of the night on a stormy Lake Erie

About thirty miles off Long Point, Ontario on Lake Erie, the 441 ton steam propeller vessel Ohio had its boiler explode in the small hours of Sunday morning, December 6, 1859.  The Ohio sank almost immediately and in heavy seas two men were lost.  The other fifteen men aboard were able to man a small boat and stay afloat in the storm until they were rescued the following evening.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 405.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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