In Chicago, Illinois, a steamer just arrived from Buffalo, New York explodes at the dock killing thirteen

In mid-morning, the steamer Globe exploded while docked in Chicago destroying the vessel and showering debris over the surrounding neighborhood.  Just arrived from Buffalo, New York, the Globe was preparing to discharge its cargo when the crew made the error of refilling hot boilers with cold lake water.  Thirteen people, including crewmen and bystanders in the docks were killed and others severely injured.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation
"Loss of Life in Steamboats in 1860," Scientific American, December 8, 1860, p. 371. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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