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In Detroit, a steam-tug explodes while in dock, killing five of seven crewmembers

Steamboat explodes, March 6, 1860, detail
07/06/1860
Around nine in the evening, the steam tugboat A.S. Field suffered a sudden boiler explosion while sitting dockside in Detroit, Michigan. Wooden remnants of the tug showered down in houses near the lakeside, five of the seven people aboard the vessel were killed, and engine parts were found up to three hundred feet away.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Explosion of a Steam Boiler," New York Times, July 11, 1860. 

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