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On Lake Michigan, two bodies are found from a Chicago tugboat sinking three weeks before

Steamboat "Alfred Thomas" explodes at Easton in Pennsylvania, March 6, 1860, zoomable image
06/12/1863
Just before midnight on May 24, 1863, the tug Crawford had exploded. Three of the four men aboard were killed instantly while a fourth was blown overboard and survived. The brand new tug, launched only a few weeks before, sank in twenty-five feet of water. Fully three weeks later, Lake Michigan yielded up the bodies of Captain Ezra Ozier and crewman Richard Coughlin, half a mile offshore near Hyde Park. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Explosion of the Tug Boat Crawford: The Captain, Engineer, and Fireman Lost," Chicago Tribune, May 26, 1863, p. 4.
"The Dead from the Crawford Explosion Found," Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1863, p.4. 

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