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St. Louis bound river steamer sinks near the mouth of the Missouri River

Junction of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, with view of Mississippi Valley, circa 1861, zoomable image
09/24/1860
The five year old, 410 ton steamboat A.B. Chambers, bound for St. Louis, ran aground and sank near the mouth of the Missouri River.  The vessel and its cargo were a total loss but no deaths or injuries were reported.  Samuel Clements had served as pilot aboard the Chambers for some months previously, up until the end of the previous February.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Loss of the steamer A.B. Chambers," New York Times, September 27, 1860. 

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