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Lake Erie cargo ship explodes its boiler off Cleveland, Ohio, killing four

Steamboat explodes, March 6, 1860, detail
05/09/1863
The 700 ton Lake Erie steamboat Tioga was bound from Dunkirk, New York to Cleveland, Ohio when its boiler exploded in the pre-dawn hours.  Four crewmen werre reported killed. The stricken vessel, loaded with a general cargo, was towed into Cleveland Harbor later in the day, having suffered extensive damage. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Disasters on Board the Propeller Tioga," New York Times, May 10, 1863, p.5. 

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