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Steamship bursts a boiler on Lake Michigan, seven crewmen killed

Steamboat "Alfred Thomas" explodes at Easton in Pennsylvania, March 6, 1860, zoomable image
06/26/1860
The steam vessel Kenosha of the Collingwood And Chicago Shipping Company had a boiler explode on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  The accident killed seven of the crew and the stricken vessel was towed into Milwaukee the following day.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Disaster on Lake Michigan," New York Times, June 28, 1860. 

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